Baylor coach Art Briles said that the program and Rhodes had "parted ways for undisclosed reasons" in June. Bowling Green coach Dino Babers was the wide receivers coach at Baylor from 2008-11 and reportedly wants to give Rhodes an opportunity to restart his career with the Falcons.
"Coach Babers talked to him and laid down everything that would be good for him," Robbie's father, Reggie Rhodes, told ESPN.com. "The offense fits him, so there's no transitioning to a new offense; everything is exactly the same. He wanted to go somewhere where he can go in and make an impact and be the No. 1 receiver."
According to the report, Rhodes plans to sit out 2014 and join Bowling Green on the field in 2015 with three years of eligibility remaining.
Rhodes was arrested in May at a traffic stop in Waco and initially charged with marijuana possession, though authorities reportedly declined to pursue that misdemeanor charge. However, Rhodes' father said that the former five-star prospect from Fort Worth "made another mistake" that resulted in his dismissal.
Rhodes battled injuries during his freshman season in 2013 and finished the year with 10 catches for 157 yards.