Friday, July 24, 2009

DUKE CONTINUES TO EMULATE BIG TIME PROGRAMS BY GIVING PLAYERS THE BOOT

The Duke University football team continues its climb toward credibility by tossing another productive player off the team.

In a university statement released this afternoon, Duke coach Cutcliffe said junior running back Tony Jackson was dismissed for "failing to uphold the standard of conduct expected of a Blue Devil football student-athlete."

Jackson's dismissal is effective "immediately," according to the statement. No other details were released.

A 5-foot-10, 190-pound junior from Rochester, N.Y., Jackson started three games and played in 11 games last season, rushing 76 times for 259 yards while catching 12 passes for an additional 106 yards and one touchdown.

So what does "failing to uphold the standard of conduct expected of a Blue Devil football student-athlete” mean. Did Jackson get lousy grades and play well like other D1 football players?

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