Gophers sophomore running back Gary Russell is no longer in school because of academic shortcomings, and his future with the program is in serious jeopardy, a major blow to a team that already lost star tailback Laurence Maroney this offseason.
The school announced only that Russell is not enrolled in classes this semester. Citing privacy laws, school officials did not give a reason for his departure, but Russell said he did not meet academic requirements.
"I'm mostly frustrated and disappointed with myself because I could have avoided this problem," Russell said Friday night. "I messed up."
This is old news, but do you think this means he's lost his shot at the NFL? From the few games I saw him play in he looked pretty dang good.