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Michigan transfer one of three players dismissed by CMU

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Over the weekend Central Michigan announced that five players had been indefinitely suspended for violating unspecified team rules.

Four days later, three of those players have been permanently dismissed.

In a press release, CMU head coach Dan Enos has announced that sophomores Austin White and Joe Sawicki and freshman Danel Harris have been immediately released from the football program.  As was the case with the previous suspensions, the school did not detail what led to the trio of dismissals.

“We hold our student-athletes to the highest standard of conduct as members of our team, our campus and our community,” said Enos. “Actions that do not represent CMU and the community with pride have no place on our campus and will not be tolerated.”

As noted in the release, none of the three players actually played in a game for the Chips.  White sat out the 2011 season after transferring from Michigan, where he was a three-star member of the Wolverines’ 2010 recruiting class.  Sawicki, a tight end, was on a medical scholarship while Harris was a non-scholarship wide receiver who walked on to the team in January.

White was expected to contribute to CMU’s offense to some degree this season, while neither Sawicki nor Harris participated in spring practice.

The two other players — wide receiver Deon Butler, defensive back Kevin King — will continue to be suspended indefinitely, the coach added.

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3 Responses to “Michigan transfer one of three players dismissed by CMU”
  1. coats2m says: Apr 18, 2012 9:30 PM

    Big surprise, the football program at CMU has continually had behavior problems year in and year out. Frequent reports of abuse and assault are constantly swept under the rug. It was not that very long ago where a group of CMU football players beat a man to death, and lets not forget about the massive brawl between the team and a fraternity….CMU should quit dumping so much money into such a worthless football institution. Not only are lacking in the skill department, but even more importantly, they fail miserably at teaching any level of accountability, respect, or maturity to these young boys.

  2. polegojim says: Apr 19, 2012 10:49 AM

    Which as you completely ignored… is the reason for this action. Accountability and discipline.

    Sheesh – take a minute and get off the soapbox.
    JT actually puts together some pretty good material. Might be good to read it.

  3. butlers91 says: Apr 19, 2012 3:48 PM

    Good response polegojim…looks like CMU did the right thing.

    What a waste White is…he had tons of potential.

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