McClure reinstated to team
By Associated Press
September 29, 2004
Tennessee tight end Victor McClure has been reinstated to the team after being suspended since August following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, coach Phillip Fulmer said Wednesday.
McClure, a senior from Hixson, was slated to be a starter until he was involved in two incidents over the summer. He also missed part of preseason practice with a shoulder injury.
An argument between McClure and his girlfriend in August drew police to the scene. She told police McClure broke out her apartment windows and pushed her into a wall before taking a piece of glass and cutting his wrist. She had a cut lip but refused medical care and to press charges.
Earlier this summer, McClure was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after a bizarre incident at the school's student recreation building that also involved his girlfriend. Police said he shoved a professor, tried to pull another woman down the stairs and ran around the lobby while throwing his shorts in the air.
At the time, Fulmer blamed an undisclosed "medical condition" for McClure's outburst.
"His medical issues have been addressed by a team of doctors and his medication and counseling will continue," Fulmer said Wednesday. "Everyone in the process felt that a return to normal activity, including football, would be a plus for him."