(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- University of Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley announced Friday that tight end Cameron Clear has been dismissed from the team after being charged with theft of a laptop from a Tennessee Vols baseball player.
The sophomore is accused of stealing the laptop May 19 during the burglary of five Tennessee athletes' dorm room. Dooley said the dismissal is effective immediately.
"It hurts anytime a player is dismissed from the program, but there comes a time when a player's actions dictate that his privilege of being a part of this team should be removed," Dooley said in a statement released Friday. "We will continue to support Cam and his family to help him learn from his actions and become the person and player I believe he has the potential to be."
Clear was initially suspended indefinitely Wednesday while investigators gathered more evidence.
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