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Kiffin wishes Brent Vinson 'best of luck,' boots him from team without explanation

Staff Report • Dec 18, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin had a brutal birthday message Thursday for junior defensive back Brent Vinson; he has been dismissed from the team.

“We wish him the best of luck,” Kiffin said. There was no explanation given by UT for Vinson’s dismissal as the Vols resume practice today for the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year’s Eve against Virginia Tech.

Vinson, 23, received numerous birthday wishes on his Facebook page, but his status report earlier Thursday simply said “everyone thatnk for the bday wishes all my friends”.

Vinson played in nine games this season with 11 tackles, one interception, two passes broken up and a quarterback hurry.

Read the full report at the GoVols Web site.

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