Darius Scott dismissed from football team

Eastern Michigan University senior cornerback Darius Scott was dismissed from the football team, Wednesday night.

Greg Steiner, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, said Thursday afternoon that Scott was dismissed for a "violation of team rules."

Alex Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief of the blog Hustle Belt, sent out the original tweet Wednesday night, and the EMU athletic department did not have Scott listed on its roster as of 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Scott, as well as former receivers Jay and Quincy Jones, were reportedly involved in the alleged assault of the cousin of Kristopher Pratt - who took a plea deal in the murder of former Eastern receiver Demarius Reed.

When both receivers were removed from the roster, no comment was made because "they are no longer on the roster" the EMU athletic department said in an email.

Scott did not play a game this season, stemming from the incident. He recorded statistics in five games in 2013, seven in 2012 and one in 2011.

According to ESPN, he recorded 44 total tackles, with 18 assists.

Scott and Reed both attended Simeon High School in Chicago, Ill.

Steiner said the alleged assault was not a factor in Scott's dismissal.

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