Tennessee defensive backs coach suspended for season opener

Butch Jones by Kyle Rivas Getty Images Tennessee vs. Missouri DRC_6356

Butch Jones will be without defensive backs coach Willie Martinez on Saturday (Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

Tennessee has suspended defensive backs coach Willie Martinez from Saturday’s game against Bowling Green, according to KnoxNews.com‘s Dustin Dopirak.

The suspension stems from an impermissible contact during the spring evaluation period in 2014. The violation was self-reported, but the penalty came from the NCAA and Tennessee did not contest the ruling, according to Dopirak.

Martinez, a former UGA defensive coordinator, will have some recruiting restrictions and will be back with the team tomorrow, Dopirak reports.


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