DURHAM — Duke running back Tony Jackson has been dismissed from the program, the university announced today.
In a university statement released this afternoon, Duke coach Cutcliffe said Jackson was dismissed for "failing to uphold the standard of conduct expected of a Blue Devil football student-athlete."
Jackson's dismissal is effective "immediately," according to the statement. No other details were released.
A 5-foot-10, 190-pound junior from Rochester, N.Y., Jackson started three games and played in 11 games last season, rushing 76 times for 259 yards while catching 12 passes for an additional 106 yards and one touchdown.