Posted by Chip Patterson
With the letters signed and numbers set for the 2012 roster, this is the period when schools begin to tighten up the roster. For Cincinnati running back Akise Teague, who currently faces one count of burglary, that means a dismissal from the Bearcats football team.
“Akise Teague has been suspended indefinitely and dismissed from the University of Cincinnati football team," head coach Butch Jones said in an official release. "Student-athletes in the program are held to a higher standard of conduct on and off the field as representatives of the University. This incident in no way reflects the values, principles and ideals of our football program.”
Teague is accused of going into unlocked dorm rooms while students slept and stealing various items on Jan. 22. When he was confronted by university police, he admitted to the crimes and offered a written confession.
The sophomore running back from Youngstown, Ohio appeared in two games for the Bearcats last season. He totaled 42 yards and one touchdown in eight carries, but was not even listed on the depth chart for Cincinnati's bowl game.
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