Below is the original story I posted on December 30 about Tennessee WR DeAnthony Arnett who wanted to be released by the school to play by his sick father in the state of Michigan. Well, the school has finally granted his request. Vols coach Dooley said...

"I'm very comfortable carving out an exception for him when he makes his request," "I'm really supportive of DeAnthony. He has a great future as a person and as a player. He's been very mature through this thing during a tough time and an emotional time. Once we started the one-on-one dialogue, it's been very comforting for both of us. I'm wishing him well there when that time comes."

Original story from 12/30/11...

Tennessee WR DeAnthony Arnett said Thursday he wants to be released to transfer closer to his ill father in Saginaw, Mich. His father has had two heart attacks, dialysis and a series of surgeries. In an email to ESPN, Arnett said...

"I want to play football but I NEED to be here for my Dad and with my family," "Coach Dooley, myself or anybody doesn't know what the future holds for my father," Arnett said in the email. "I feel that I represented the University of Tennessee the best way I can on and off the field and I feel I have earned the right to be released unconditional to all schools in Michigan."
As a true freshman this season, Arnett had 24 catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns. He was one of the highest-rated prospects in coach Derek Dooley's 2011 recruiting class and was ranked in the ESPNU150.
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