Vols Suspend Coker

Tennessee Vols leading rusher LaMarcus Coker is suspended indefinitely.

Reports are it's for a violation of the teams' Substance Abuse policy.

"LaMarcus is a good person and has been diligent working with a

medical situation," Fulmer read from a prepared statement after

the team's first practice in full pads. "We've worked with him

through it, but that doesn't excuse where we are at this point."

"He must fulfill some obligations to the program and to me

before he can return," Fulmer said. "I have tried, as has the

administration, to work with him, but at this time he must help


He was suspended for 5-practices last December before the Outback Bowl for Disciplinary reasons.

Tennessee opens at California September First.

Coker could be reinstated before that game.