College Football Player Expelled After Punching Coach In Head

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However, during the games, his job is to keep players from getting too close to the sidelines to not incur penalties.

A college football player at Tennessee State University punched a coach on the sideline during a game this weekend and was subsequently expelled and dismissed from the team, The Tennessean reported.

Tennessee State strength coach T.J. Greenstone was hit twice in the head by Lee, a former Dothan High School player. Adding, "We are committed to supporting the coach who was personally affected and our concern now is with him".

Greenstone falls to the ground after being punched.

"Tennessee State has removed a student-athlete for an incident which occurred during the football team's game versus Southeast Missouri State in Hale Stadium", according to a university statement released to McClatchy.

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The 22-year-old Lee was expelled on Monday. The tigers' offense was on the field at the time.

Tennessee State has one regular-season game remaining in the 2017 campaign against Jacksonville State on Thursday night.

Lee played in a total of 16 games during his freshman and sophomore seasons, but started just two game this season.

The irony in this situation is that Lee was majoring in criminal justice.