Three Pitt players off team

Pitt defensive back Steve Williams has been dismissed from the team, coach Paul Chryst announced Monday, two days after he was charged with assaulting a woman who said she was his girlfriend.

Two other players, linebacker Jason Frimpong and defensive back Roderick Ryles, have left the Panthers and have been given permission to transfer.

All three players are redshirt freshmen who have yet to appear in a game this season.

Ryles, an ESPN three-star prospect out of Dr. Phillips (Fla.) High School in 2011, was the highest-rated recruit of the trio.