Purdue coach boots starting linebacker off team
Purdue linebacker Dwayne Beckford has been kicked off the team
following his latest scrape with the law.
On Monday, coach Danny Hope said Beckford would be suspended
indefinitely. The Lafayette Journal and Courier reported that after
Wednesday’s practice, Hope announced he had been dismissed from the
program. A team spokesman confirmed the move Thursday.
Beckford had 91 tackles last season and was Purdue’s
He has been arrested four times in 14 months, the latest coming
about one month after Beckford pleaded guilty to charges of
operating a vehicle while intoxicated and illegal consumption of
Antwon Higgs, Joe Gilliam or converted quarterback Sean Robinson
are vying to replace Beckford in the lineup when Purdue plays
Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.