Updated, 1:45 p.m.: Durham court records show that Duke wide receiver Tyree Watkins was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female on Monday, two days before his dismissal.
DURHAM Junior wide receiver Tyree Watkins has been dismissed from Duke’s football team for conduct unbecoming a member of the program, Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe announced today.
No other details were released, by the university, but Durham County court records indicate that Watkins was charged Monday with misdemeanor assault on a female. Watkins was released on a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on June 18.
A reserve wide receiver from Camden, N.J., Watkins played in 28 games over the past three seasons, totaling 24 career receptions for 152 yards.