Tennessee has dismissed tight end Cameron Clear following his Tuesday arrest on felony theft charges, the school announced in a release.
Clear had been suspended indefinitely on Wednesday.
“It hurts anytime a player is dismissed from the program, but there comes a time when a player’s actions dictate that his privilege of being a part of this team should be removed,” UT coach Derek Dooley said in the release. “We will continue to support Cam and his family to help him learn from his actions and become the person and player I believe he has the potential to be.”
That potential could be in the NFL. Regarded as one of the top in-state prospects when he signed with the Vols in 2011, Clear was expected to play an increased role with the team this fall after playing in all 12 games as a true freshman last fall.