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Marcus Curry is dismissed from football team

(Updated at 8:25 p.m.)

Slotback Marcus Curry has been dismissed from the football team for detrimental conduct, leaving the Midshipmen without their leading receiver and third-leading rusher from last season.

Curry ran for 585 yards and five touchdowns and had 287 receiving yards with three scores in helping Navy to a 10-4 record, including a 35-13 victory over Missouri in the Texas Bowl. But as dynamic as the sophomore was on the field, he also has had his share of incidents off of it, including a failed drug test in December.

“Ultimately there’s rules at the academy,” Coach Ken Niumatalolo said Friday night in a telephone interview shortly after discussing the move with the team’s captains, Ricky Dobbs and Wyatt Middleton. “When you decide to come here, you have to know there are different rules than maybe at other places. We have to do what’s best for the program and ultimately for Marcus. Hopefully he’ll learn from it.”

A source close to the program said Curry will transfer out of the academy.

By Gene Wang  |  May 7, 2010; 7:50 PM ET
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Thank you Navy for doing the right thing. Rules are rules and the ladies and gentlemen at this institution are held to higher standards.

Posted by: rvanags | May 8, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

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