One of the University of Virginia’s top defensive tackles is no longer enrolled at the school.
The Cavaliers athletic department announced Wednesday that sophomore Chris Brathwaite is ineligible and no longer enrolled at UVA.
The Brooklyn, N.Y., native appeared in 12 games in 2012, leading the team’s defensive tackles with 41 stops. He also led the team with 10 tackles for a loss.
“I am disappointed that Chris did not make the commitment he needed to succeed off of the football field,” UVA coach Mike London wrote in a news release. “If the time comes where he can return to UVA, and rejoin the team, he must do so with great enthusiasm for the things that we expect and require of our student-athletes.”
Brathwaite had a career-high nine tackles against Wake Forest. Brathwaite played in five games in 2011 as a freshman.