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Report: Former WVU RB Lyn-J Dixon Leaves Tennessee Program After On-Field Incident

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Lyn-J Dixon has officially left his third Division I college football program.

The former West Virginia running back is no longer on the roster at the University of Tennessee as of Sunday, according to the 4th and Truth show Twitter account. This is reportedly after being involved in an on-field altercation with one of the Volunteers’ assistant coaches during practice.

Dixon had been a member of Tennessee’s program for just over three weeks after announcing his commitment to join the Volunteers via his Instagram on Aug. 3.

He transferred to Tennessee in June. The 5-foot-10, 194-pound Georgia native never played a snap for the Mountaineers, being just a participant in spring practice.

Dixon was also dropped from his original team, Clemson, after three seasons. In his final year with the Tigers before transferring to West Virginia, Dixon was sparingly used, totaling just 10 carries.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told Dixon he needed to “grow up” after attitude issues led to him being suspended for the final three quarters of the Tigers’ 2021 season-opening loss to Georgia.

In his tenure with Clemson, Dixon compiled 1,420 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on 218 carries, while helping Clemson reach the National Championship in 2019 as a sophomore.

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