Navy's Mario Washington dismissed

Navy football player Mario Washington has been dismissed from the team, according to several reports.

According to the Annapolis Capital, Washington was dismissed from the Academy for an honor violation in May. Commander Joe Carpenter, Naval Academy spokesman, was not allowed to discuss the specifics of the separation.

Washington, a senior, was one of the Midshipmen’s top athletes and was listed as both a wide receiver and defensive back on the latest depth chart this spring. Last season, Washington, who started two games at receiver, had nine catches for 165 yards and led the team with 14 punt returns.

"Obviously we are disappointed because Mario was a big part of our team, a big part of our football family," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo told the Annapolis Capital. “He brought a lot of joy and energy to the locker room. Our biggest concern right now is that Mario finds a new school and graduate."

Washington is the second player to be dismissed from Navy this offseason. Slotback Marcus Curry also left school after he was dismissed from the team for detrimental conduct.