Fifth-year defensive back Eric Gordon remains a part of Tennessee’s “program” as he works toward finishing his degree, but he is not a part of the team and won’t play in 2013, coach Butch Jones said on Wednesday.
Gordon, a Nashville native who had played nickelback in the Vols’ defense, missed most of spring due to personal issues.
Jones said this summer that coaches were “supportive” of Gordon and wanted him to get his life back in order.
Gordon played in 33 games during his UT career, registering 104 tackles.
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