Warren dismissed after outburst

Updated: October 5, 2009, 7:10 PM ET
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

Tennessee receiver Brandon Warren has been booted from the team following a heated outburst on the sideline with receivers coach Frank Wilson last Saturday during the Vols' 26-22 loss to Auburn.

Warren, who transferred to Tennessee after being named to the ACC's All-Freshman team as a tight end at Florida State, was seen throwing his helmet after the outburst. There had been several other issues with Warren dating back to the spring, leading Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin to pull the plug on Warren's career with the Vols.

The 6-2, 215-pound junior had seven catches for 54 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Kiffin said Warren's dismissal was for a culmination of things.

"He has been dismissed for conduct detrimental to our team," Kiffin said. "We wish him the best of luck. We will give him full academic support to keep him going in school, and that's going to be my last comment on it. It's very unfortunate."

Chris Low covers the SEC for ESPN.com.

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