Hoosiers DE takes leave of absence from team

Hoosiers DE takes leave of absence from team

Published Aug. 8, 2014 4:54 p.m. ET

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana defensive end David Kenney has left the team to deal with personal matters.

Coach Kevin Wilson made the announcement Friday, less than a week after the Hoosiers started practicing. Wilson did not elaborate on the reason why Kenney left the team other than to say that he ''needs a break from Indiana University.'' Wilson said it was unclear when Kenney would return and that school officials would have no additional comments.

Kenney, a 6-foot-2, 295-pound sophomore, played in seven games and finished with nine tackles and one pass backup. The Indianapolis Pike graduate was a Class 5A all-state selection and played in the 2013 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.