Naval Academy slotback Marcus Curry has been dismissed from the school’s football team, The (Annapolis) Capital is reporting.
According toThe Capital’s sources, Curry committed an conduct violation — unauthorized absence — which resulted in the decision to kick him off the team. Curry plans to resign from the academy and transfer to another school, The Capital reported.
Curry, a midshipman third class, made headlines earlier this year after failing a drug test. He was allowed to remain at the academy after giving a somewhat absurd comical explanation that he had inadvertently smoked marijuana while smoking a cigar he said was a mixture of tobacco and post. The decision to allow Curry to stay at the academy and on the team caused a bit of controversy in Annapolis, with some folks wondering if there was a double standard for football players.
Curry rushed for 585 yards and five touchdowns in 2009. He led the Mids with 287 yards recieving and three touchdowns.
“It’s unfortunate, but it had to be done. We’re a football team and the rules apply to everybody,” Niumatalolo told the Capital.