Ohio State running back dismissed from team for violation of team rules
Let the Mike Weber era begin.
Ohio State announced on Monday night that tailback Bri’onte Dunn, who was competing for the starting job, was kicked off the team for a violation of team rules.
“Bri’onte Dunn has been dismissed from the Ohio State football program for a violation of team rules,” Urban Meyer said in a statement.
Details of Dunn’s dismissal are unknown at this point.
The Canton, Ohio native was in his fifth year in Columbus, and he hoped to win the starting job for the first time. He graduated in May so he could transfer and use his final year of eligibility immediately.
He had 48 career carries and 287 yards in his injury-plagued career. Dunn never lived up to his four-star billing he had as a recruit.
Theoretically, Dunn’s dismissal would put Weber in line to win the starting job in 2016. The redshirt freshman shined in the spring game, and he’ll have a chance to win the job outright in fall camp.