Illinois dismisses suspended defensive tackle
The Illinois football program has dismissed suspended defensive tackle Lere Oladipo, the team announced on Tuesday.
Illinois announced in a statement that Oladipo has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. The nature behind why he was dismissed was unspecified. Oladipo had been indefinitely suspended by the team in September.
“The DIA considers this issue closed and will have no further comment,” Illinois said in a statement.
Oladipo was arrested last October in connection to a domestic incident. He was charged with one count of domestic batter/bodily harm and two counts of domestic battery/physical contact. Oladipo pleaded not guilty to the charges and those charges were later dismissed when the alleged victim and witness changed their stories.
It’s unclear if Oladipo’s suspension this year was in connection to the allegations from 2018 or if there was another incident that occurred. Regardless, his career with the Illini has now come to an end.
Oladipo was a former three-star recruit and he played in six career games with Illinois.