Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill announced today that defensive lineman Chris Anderson and wide receiver Jay Robinson have been dismissed from the football team.
Anderson will not return after failing to meet NCAA academic requirements and Robinson was a repeat violator of team rules, according to officials with the MTSU athletic department.
Anderson, a rising redshirt senior from Jacksonville, Fla., has played in just two career games for the Blue Raiders and both of those contests came in 2006.
"Chris Anderson will not play his final year after failing to meet NCAA academic requirements," said Stockstill. "Chris has really done well academically the past year, but he got so far behind his first three years that he simply could not make it all up. I wish Chris the best in his future endeavors."
Robinson, a redshirt sophomore from Wetumpka, Ala., played in six games a year ago and had two receptions for 11 yards and a touchdown.
"We have high standards at Middle Tennessee and expect all our players to abide by our rules," added Stockstill. "Unfortunately, Jay could not meet those expectations."