Illinois kicks RB Ayoola off team

Illinois coach Tim Beckman says sophomore running back Dami
Ayoola has been kicked off the team for an unspecified violation of
team rules.

Beckman said Tuesday that the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native will
no longer be with the team. A day earlier, Beckman said only that
he was working through ”a situation” with Ayoola.

Ayoola was one of Beckman’s top signings in his first recruiting
class at Illinois. The 5-10, 205-pound Ayoola played in 11 games as
a freshman and rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns on 26
carries.

He didn’t play Saturday as Illinois opened the season with a win
over Southern Illinois.