With Isaiah Pead off to the NFL, Akise Teague may have been afforded the opportunity to see an increased role in Cincinnati’s running game in 2012.
After an incident late last month, though, that won’t be happening.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Teague was arrested and booked Wednesday on one count of burglary. He appeared before a municipal court judge Thursday morning for his preliminary hearing.
As a result of the arrest, Teague has been dismissed from the football program.
“Student-athletes in the program are held to a higher standard of conduct on and off the field as representatives of the university,” head coach Butch Jones said in a statement. “This incident in no way reflects the values, principles and ideals of our football program.”
It’s alleged that, on Jan. 22, the running back entered multiple unlocked dorm rooms on the campus and stole items while students were sleeping. Teague confessed to the crimes after being questioned in connection to the burglaries.
There was no word on what items were stolen.
In two games as a true freshman last season, Teague rushed for eight yards on two carries.