Starting Running Back Kedrick Rhodes Dismissed by Florida International University

The school announced the dismissal Monday but did not specify the violation

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    In this Sept. 9, 2011 file photo, Florida International University's Kedrick Rhodes runs the ball during the first half of their NCAA college football game against Louisville in Louisville, Ky.

    Florida International University has dismissed running back Kedrick Rhodes from the team for a violation of team policy.

    Rhodes was the Panthers' leading rusher last season with 714 yards and was slated to start this year as a senior. In 2011, he ran for 1,149 yards.

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    The school announced the dismissal on Monday but did not specify the violation.

    The Miami Herald reported this weekend that Rhodes had been arrested for firing a gun on campus.

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    Without Rhodes, sophomore Shane Coleman becomes the leading returning rusher among running backs for FIU. The sophomore had eight carries for 34 yards last season.

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