Vanderbilt defensive backs Tae Daley and Frank Coppet are recovering and doing well, though they are still suspended from the team, after they were shot on June 26 while attempting to help teammate Donaven Tennyson recover a stolen cell phone. Tennyson is also serving an indefinite suspension due to the incident, Vanderbilt Coach Derek Mason said.
According to media reports, Daley was shot in the leg and Coppet was shot in the arm after Coppet pulled a pellet pistol following a heated exchange outside a Target store.
“Right now, Frank and Tae are doing well,” Mason said. “These young men are healing well. … I’m just glad they’re safe.
“I don’t agree with the decisionmaking process of these young men all of the time. … These guys are suspended indefinitely, but when you look at it, I’m just trying to get young men from where they are to where they need to be.”