Starting Running Back Kedrick Rhodes Dismissed by Florida International University

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

Monday, Jul 15, 2013  |  Updated 7:22 PM EDT
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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.

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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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