Ex-Vol WR Rogers says drug tests led to his exit

Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers says failed drug

tests caused his recent departure from Tennessee.

Rogers said Tuesday at during a press conference at his new

school it was ”a couple of drug tests, yes sir.” He says it was

him ”being a young, immature guy. Those are things that I’ve got

to work on and I plan to work on.”

Rogers was suspended indefinitely by Tennessee on Thursday for

an unspecified violation of team rules. His transfer to Tennessee

Tech was announced four days later. Because Tennessee Tech is a

Football Championship Subdivision program, Rogers can play for his

new team immediately rather than sitting out a season.

Rogers caught 67 passes for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns to

earn all-Southeastern Conference honors for Tennessee last

season.