KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer has dismissed linebacker Anthony Hampton from the team.

A university news release said Hampton had been dismissed ``for not fulfilling his personal obligations to the head football coach and to the University of Tennessee football program.''

Fulmer suspended Hampton for the 1996 season for his part in an assault on a university trainer.

Hampton, a junior from Englewood, N.J., played in all 13 games last season and had 18 tackles and caused a fumble.