Antone Davis, a former member of the Tennessee football team, has reportedly resigned from his position as coordinator of the university’s Vol For Life program, according to GoVols247.
Davis submitted a letter of resignation to UT on Wednesday morning, sources confirmed to the website. GoVols247 also reported that the former lineman’s bio has been taken off UTSports.com after stepping down from the position.
According to sources, Davis believed that he was working in a hostile environment and is expected to pursue a career outside of athletics. The former coordinator was reportedly told to drive to and from road games when he traveled during the 2017 season, rather than flying with the team as he did in previous years, according to the report. Additionally, he was reportedly only allowed to travel if he planned his own trip, according to sources.
Davis also reportedly had several previous job responsibilities taken away prior to his resignation. The University of Tennessee did not respond to 247Sports’ initial report on the resignation.
Davis was a two-time first-team All-SEC offensive tackle during his college career, which spanned from 1986-90. He was selected eighth overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1991 and spent seven seasons in the NFL.
The move comes hours after The Read Optional broke a story that claimed senior Brett Kendrick played through two quarters of Saturday’s loss against Kentucky with a concussion and was benched in the final minute after vomiting on the sideline.
Athletic director John Currie and head coach Butch Jones each denied that the team had knowledge of Kendrick’s injury prior to benching him.
Many expect Jones will be terminated after the season, although the latest scandal could force the program’s hand with just cause.