Posted by Adam Jacobi
Just days after being suspended for the Northwestern game following an unspecified violation of team rules, Indiana WR Damarlo Belcher's absence from the team has just been made permanent by head coach Kevin Wilson. In a statement released Monday afternoon, Wilson announced that Belcher had been dismissed from the team.
Belcher surprised Wilson and the Indiana faithful last spring by announcing he would return for his senior season, despite leading the Big Ten in receiving last year and the inevitable flux a brand new coaching staff brings. And while Belcher's production this season was far off of his 2010 pace, as of Monday, he was still leading the Hoosiers in receptions even though he'd missed three games before his dismissal.
Belcher was just two catches away from meeting James Hardy's career mark for receptions at Indiana. That record, clearly, will continue to stand.
Sophomore Kofi Hughes will likely assume the mantle of Indiana's top wide receiver for the rest of the season and beyond.
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