Vandy suspends 3 involved in shooting incident

Michele Moreno
July 1, 2017

"Vanderbilt Football Coach Derek Mason has indefinitely suspended the three student athletes reportedly involved in the June 26 shooting incident at a Nashville Target from all football activities".

According to the AP, one of the players said to police that they brought a pellet gun with them "to help get the phone back", and upon arriving, Coppet got out of Daley's Toyota with the pellet pistol in his hand. The trio pulled pellet guns on the thieves, but were met with actual guns and two players - Coppey and Daley - were shot.

Because electronics thievery is not the most sophisticated criminal enterprise, Tennyson pretty much immediately found his phone offered for sale on the Internet and arranged a meeting with the alleged thieves/new sellers to recover his property.

The three football players brought a pellet pistol, which one of them said was 'to help get the phone back'.

In addition to getting shot, one of the victim's had his auto stolen by the alleged shooters for good measure.

When they threatened the thief and his friend, the thief fired on them with a shotgun and a pistol. Tennyson then went to the parking lot with friends and fellow teammates O'montae (Tae) Daley and Frank Coppet, both 18, in Daley's red Toyota Corolla. The three Vanderbilt players have not been charged with a crime.

Later in the evening, Tennyson believed he say his phone for sale online.

Police said the incident leading up to the shooting happened on Monday when... He received a scholarship and enrolled early in January, so he could participate in spring practice as a freshman.

Tennyson saw action as a freshman in eight games last season, carrying the ball four times for 28 yards.

Other reports by Insurance News

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