Zeigler, Smith won't return to Hoosiers

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Two Indiana players facing charges in connection with a robbery last month will not return to the team.

Hoosiers head coach Bill Lynch announced today that offensive lineman Dennis Zeigler and cornerback Cortez Smith won't return to the squad for spring practice. Smith faces felony robbery and burglary charges, while Zeigler was charged with felony conspiracy to commit burglary.

Lynch also announced that defensive lineman Jeff Boyd will pursue other options and not return to the team. Boyd had no connection with the alleged robbery.

Football players Darius Johnson and Jarrell Drane also were named in a probable cause affidavit relating to the robbery, but their status on the team has not changed.