A feel good week that was supposed to begin with the start of practice (for the upcoming trip abroad) and end in the first ever Alumni game has instead begun with the news that two key contributors to the 2013-2014 Vanderbilt men's basketball team are no longer with the team. While there has yet to be an official announcement of either, the Tennessean and other news outlets have published the news in two separate stories.
Kevin Bright has signed a two year deal to play professional ball in Germany, which will allow him to be much closer to his native Manheim, where his mother recently experienced a "nervous breakdown" according to Coach Stallings.
Kedren Johnson has been suspended from Vanderbilt for a violation of "student conduct" according to Jeff Lockridge of the Tennessean. Johnson hinted that he will be releasing a statement through Vanderbilt, and hinted that his dismissal may be temporary.
It's hard to see how this doesn't affect attendance at this weekend's alumni reunion game, which is an absolute shame for obvious reasons.