BYU DB Te'o kicked off team


POSTED: Thursday, October 08, 2009

PROVO, Utah » BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall has kicked defensive back Shiloah Te'o off the team.

Provo City Justice Court records show that Te'o, 19, a Kahuku High graduate, was charged Sept. 18 with driving under the influence from an arrest in August.

Mendenhall said in a statement that Te'o has been dismissed for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

He told The Salt Lake Tribune for a story posted online yesterday that he learned of the charge over the weekend, then decided to dismiss the sophomore safety after practice Tuesday night.