Florida State dismisses receiver Jarmon Fortson

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher dismissed junior wide receiver

Jarmon Fortson on Sunday for an undisclosed team policy

violation.

Fortson, of Hurtsboro, Ala., was one of Florida State’s top

returning receivers and was expected to start. He started six games

last year, catching 45 passes for a career high 610 yards and four

touchdowns.

”We wish him the best,” Fisher said. ”We’ll miss him.”

Fisher called an impromptu team meeting Sunday to notify the

other players. He said they were disappointed because they

respected Fortson.

Fisher declined to say what policy Fortson violated and said he

didn’t believe he could remain in school.

”He’s a very good player,” Fisher said. ”As he became more

consistent he became a good player.”

Fisher said Florida State has other capable receivers who could

step in for Fortson including junior Taiwan Easterling, who had 35

catches for 442 yards last year.

Sophomore Rodney Smith probably will take Fortson’s spot on the

depth chart although he had only one catch last season.

”I think he’s ready for it,” Fisher said. ”He’s had some good

practices.”