Montel Harris: Boston College Dismisses RB for Repeated Violations

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2012

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Montel Harris #2 of the Boston College Eagles carries the ball and tries to manuever around Davon Morgan #2 of the Virginia Tech Hokies on September 25, 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Boston College Eagles join several other college football teams in disciplining one of their players during the offseason.

According to CollegeFootballTalk, Montel Harris has been removed from the Boston College Eagles football program.

Boston College announces RB Montel Harris has been dismissed due to a repeated violation of team rules.

— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) May 1, 2012

This isn't a devastating blow for the Eagles' depth chart, as they're loaded with rising juniors and sophomores that can carry the load. 

Still, it's unfortunate to see another young collegiate athlete disobeying the rules. 

Much is asked of these student athletes, but following the rules set by your coaches and administrators shouldn't be that difficult.

Yet so many players have problems these days. 

Per his bio on bceagles.com, Harris became the all-time leading rusher for Boston College this past season when he ran for 108 yards against Wake Forest. It was also the last game Harris ever played in.  

He only played in two games during the 2011 season, but for his career, he had 3,735 rushing yards. Harris also holds the school record with 786 carries and 22 games with 100 or more yards rushing. 

 

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