Najee Murray Dismissed from Ohio State Football Program

By Kyle Rowland on August 10, 2013 at 9:40a

UPDATE [8/11]: Urban Meyer clarified Najee Murray's situation at the team's media day, saying Murray was suspended indefinitely.

Ohio State defensive back Najee Murray was dismissed from the football team Friday.

Ohio State sophomore defensive back Najee Murray has been dismissed from the team, sources told Eleven Warriors. The Steubenville native’s exit was due to a violation of team rules. Early indications are he intends to transfer to Louisville.

Murray, an OSU Scholar-Athlete, was expected to be a contributor on special teams and in the secondary during the 2013 season. He played in six games last season, mostly on special teams, until a torn ACL in practice ended his year. Murray accounted for three solo tackles.

He entered Ohio State as an All-State player and earned co-defensive player of the year honors as a senior.

Murray’s absence does not shakeup the starting lineup, but it puts a dent into the Buckeyes’ depth. Redshirt junior Bradley Roby’s status is still up in the air following an arrest for misdemeanor battery. But all indications are he’ll face a suspension of an undetermined length.

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