It was announced on Monday that the University of Texas had dismissed Jordan Eiter from the baseball team after being arrested on Saturday evening for marijuana possession and resisting arrest. (Link) It seems to me that this decision was made very quickly by Texas without the student-athlete able to have a chance to protect himself against charges in a court. Continue reading
Stephen Halford, who is a transfer from UNC-Wilmington, has been dismissed from the FSU baseball program after a violation of team rules. Halford was expected to compete for the starting spot at third base in the 2008 season as Jason Stidham is rehabbing from off-season knee surgery. Stidham is expected to get moved to second base when he recovers. Steven Cardullo is expected to get a serious look at third base this fall and could start in 2008 at the spot. A full article from Steve Ellis of The Tallahassee Democrat is available here.
Josh Dowdy of East Carolina has been dismissed from the baseball program according to a press release put out on Saturday. He earned a spot in the rotation in 2007 where he posted a 5-2 record with a 3.62 ERA. The full release is available here.
The Florida State Baseball program has dismissed Danny Diaz from the baseball program. Mike Martin Sr. stated that Diaz broke a team rule which resulted in his immediate dismissal from the Florida State program. This lives the Seminoles without an experienced catcher for the 2007 season. They will enter the season without Kyle Maxie also who is transferring to Pearl River Community College. The Seminoles have moved Buster Posey to the catching position from his shortstop role last season. This is a strange move by the Seminoles to enter the season without an experienced catcher and especially without Posey having any collegiate experience behind the plate.
Tallahassee Democrat article is available here.