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Three Vanderbilt football players involved in shooting

A couple of Vanderbilt defensive backs were shot Monday evening while trying to recover a teammate’s stolen cell phone.

Sophomore wide receiver Donaven Tennyson had his phone stolen during a meeting with a prospective buyer who saw Tennyson’s phone listed online and arranged an exchange for the sell. The same phone was then re-listed on the same website later that night, which led to two of Tennyson’s teammates, freshman safety Tae Daley and sophomore cornerback Frank Coppet, lending Tennyson a hand to help retrieve the phone.

Together, the three Vandy football players met with the seller/thief in a Target parking lot. They brought a small pellet gun along with them to, in their words, “help get the phone back.” When Coppet jumped out of Daley’s vehicle with the pellet gun, a man returned fire with an actual gun and shot at all three. Daley suffered a noncritical gunshot wound to his leg and Coppet received noncritical birdshot wounds to his arms, according to ESPN.

Vanderbilt released a statement saying, “Our foremost concern is the well-being of our students, but it appears their injuries are not life-threatening. The university is monitoring the situation and will determine if any action on the part of the university is appropriate.”

Moral of the story: Don’t take pellet guns to any dealings where there may be real guns.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Three Vanderbilt football players involved in shooting

  1. david8577
    6:24 pm June 27, 2017 Permalink


  2. Bluebloodtoo
    6:37 pm June 27, 2017 Permalink

    Geniuses… Apparently “don’t take a knife to a gun fight” is now old school.

  3. Reuben Cuban
    6:50 pm June 27, 2017 Permalink

    Glorified G…….This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, / This ain’t no fooling around / No time for dancing, or lovey dovey, / I ain’t got time for that now…

  4. jahanc2uky
    7:14 pm June 27, 2017 Permalink

    Isnt Vandy the “smart” school of the SEC?

  5. kyderbyfan1
    7:59 pm June 27, 2017 Permalink

    Big Bank Take Little Bank