Vanderbilt players shot in attempt to retrieve teammate's stolen cellphone

Vanderbilt Football Players Pulled Pellet Gun On Some Thieves Got Shot With Real Guns

Three Vanderbilt football players were reportedly involved in a shooting in a Target parking lot on Monday night.

But Vandy head coach Derek Mason has announced Tennyson - along with cornerback Frank Coppet and safety Tae Daley - have been suspended from the team indefinitely. Daley and Coppet suffered gunshot wounds. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and exclusive giveaways!

Police said Coppet got out of Daley's Toyota with the pellet pistol in his hand when a man who pulled up next to them in a Buick got out and shot at the three players with an actual pistol.

Donaven Tennyson, a sophomore wide receiver, attempted to sell his cell phone to a buyer after connecting through an online marketplace. Tennyson told police his phone was stolen during the meeting and later that night was offered for sale on the same internet site.

When they arrived and met the sellers, things got heated and Coppet pulled a pellet pistol on the other group. When the two individuals in the other auto saw the gun they opened fire-one fired a handgun and the other fired a shotgun.

However, a man in the other vehicle got out and shot at them with a real pistol. During an ensuing altercation, a man in the Buick got out and allegedly fired at the players with a real pistol, while another man still in the Buick fired a shotgun. None of the players has been charged in the incident that took place shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday, and neither Coppet's nor Daley's injuries are life-threatening.

Tennyson saw action as a freshman in eight games last season, carrying the ball four times for 28 yards. Coppet is a redshirt freshman, and Daley, who enrolled early, is a member of Vanderbilt's 2017 signing class.



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