Rising junior defensive tackle Chris Brathwaite is no longer a member of the Virginia football team.
The school issued a release Wednesday afternoon announcing that Brathwaite is ineligible, and no longer enrolled at Virginia. Brathwaite appeared in all 12 games for the Cavaliers in 2012.
“I am disappointed that Chris did not make the commitment he needed to succeed off of the football field,” head coach Mike London said. “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."
Brathwaite led the Virginia with 10 tackles for a loss last season, and his 41 tackles were the most among defensive tackles. He was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for a five-tackle, two-sack performance in the Cavaliers' win at NC State last November.