Vols dismiss Smith; 3 remain suspended

Updated: January 8, 2010, 8:08 PM ET
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl dismissed senior forward Tyler Smith from the team on Friday, a week after his arrest with three other players on misdemeanor gun and drug charges.

Pearl had indefinitely suspended Smith, guard Cameron Tatum, center Brian Williams and point guard Melvin Goins following the Jan. 1 arrest.

"I am deeply troubled and saddened," Pearl said. "Playing basketball at the University of Tennessee is a privilege, and where conduct is displayed ...

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