Mason boots Jerron Seymour from Vanderbilt football team

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Allen

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Last year’s leading rusher for the Vanderbilt football team has been kicked off the team. Today it was announced that Jerron Seymour has been dismissed from the team for violating team rules. According to a source close to the program the running back got into an altercation with an assistant coach earlier in the week and that is what did him in.

Seymour hasn’t played much this year due to injuries. He had played sparingly in 6 games and only rushed for 123 yards. Last season the junior accounted for 716 yards and 14 touchdowns, 3 of which were against Florida.

Coach Mason suspended Seymour earlier this season for the Charleston Southern game due to an unspecified team rule that was broken. He did get one carry against Missouri and Old Dominion but was buried on the depth chart behind Ralph Webb and Dallas Rivers.

Derek Mason has now kicked off two running backs who were big parts of the Commodore offense. Brian Kimbrow was booted two months ago after a tumultuous stint that drew the ire of Mason and former coach James Franklin. It isn’t a secret that Kimbrow had a bad attitude and Mason had had enough.

Without Seymour and Kimbrow Coach Mason has turned to Ralph Webb and Dallas Rivers. Webb has rushed for 843 yards on the year and still has two more games to go. He already has the school’s rushing record and has a chance to get 1,000 yards in his first year.

Vanderbilt will play #4 Mississippi State in Starkville Saturday.

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