Twice during the 2011 season Ronnie Daniels was suspended by Texas Tech for violating unspecified team rules.
The good news is the running back won’t be hitting the suspension trifecta during his second season in Lubbock. The bad news, at least for the player, is he won’t be hitting it because he’s no longer a part of the program.
Tech confirmed Wednesday that Daniels, who participated in spring practice, is no longer a part of the Red Raiders football team. Much like the previous suspensions, no specific reason was given for the dismissal.
“Sophomore running back Ronnie Daniels has been dismissed from the Texas Tech Football team due to a violation of team rules,” TT spokesperson Blayne Beal said in a statement. ” He will not be reinstated.”
Daniels was suspended for the 2011 opener, then reinstated for the next game two weeks later and rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown in a win over New Mexico. He was again suspended following the Lobos game, and didn’t record another carry the remainder of the year.
The Albuquerque, New Mexico, product was a three-star member of Tech’s 2011 recruiting class.
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