Illinois dismisses safety Bennett Williams
Team spokesman Derek Neal confirmed the decision late Wednesday.
Williams was suspended the first three games of the season for a violation of team rules. He returned in Week 4 against Penn State before leaving with a hamstring injury.
As a freshman last season Williams played in 11 games with seven starts at safety, recording 64 tackles with 1.5 tackles for a loss, a team-high three interceptions, two pass breakups and one forced fumble.
Williams did not travel to the team to Rutgers last week. Quarterback Cam Thomas left the program earlier this season.