Vanderbilt suspends former Northside star Daley
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt Head Football Coach Derek Mason announced the indefinite suspensions of three Commodore football players including Northside alum Tae Daley Wednesday night following a shooting.
According to ESPN, the three players were involved in an incident Monday night in an attempt to receive a stolen cellphone which resulted in two of the players being shot. According to Nashville Police, wide receiver Donaven Tennyson offered his phone for sale online. Tennyson told police his phone was stolen during a meeting with a buyer and was offered for sale later that night on the same site.
Tennyson told police he arranged a meeting with the seller and arrived with teammate Frank Coppet and Daley in Daley's Toyota. According to police, the three players brought a pellet gun to the meeting.
Police said Coppet, with pellet gun in hand, stepped out of Daley's Toyota when a Buick pulled next to them, exited the car, and began shooting with a pistol. Police say another man began firing with a shotgun.
Police say Daley suffered a non-critical gunshot wound to his leg while Coppet sustained bird-shot wounds to his arms. Police also say one gunman fled in the Buick while another left in the Toyota following shots fired.
There have been no arrests made as police continue to identify the shooters.
Daley was a First-Team All-State selection during his senior season at Northside High School in Warner Robins. He enrolled early at Vanderbilt signing his national letter of intent in December 2016.