Virginia defensive tackle Chris Brathwaite is ineligible and currently not enrolled at the university, the school announced Wednesday.
Last year, during his sophomore season, Brathwaite played in all 12 games in a reserve role and led the team’s defensive tackles with 41 stops. He led the Cavaliers’ defense with 10 tackles for loss. Brathwaite had a career-high nine tackles against Wake Forest. He played in five games in 2011.
“I am disappointed that Chris did not make the commitment he needed to succeed off of the football field,” coach Mike London said in a prepared statement. “If the time comes where he can return to UVa, and rejoin the team, he must do so with great enthusiasm for the things that we expect and require of our student-athletes.”