Illinois dismissed sophomore defensive lineman Lere Oladipo from its football program Tuesday night, per a release from the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
In a statement, the program said, “Oladipo has been dismissed from the Illinois football program for violation of team rules. The DIA considers this issue closed and will have no further comment.”
Last month, DIA released a statement regarding Oladipo, after allegations of domestic violence and abuse regarding Oladipo surfaced on Twitter.
We are aware of accusations involving football student-athlete Lere Oladipo. Lere has been and remains suspended from all team activities, pending final resolution of his case within the University’s student discipline process. The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics takes allegations such as these very seriously. DIA has comprehensive policies and procedures that provide for immediate suspension and independent review of potential major offenses. By design, no member of DIA’s staff has a role in any investigation or review of such matters. The University has an investigatory and disciplinary process for all students and, per its policy, DIA will use the University’s findings of fact to make a final determination regarding Lere’s status as a student-athlete. DIA is committed to creating an environment based on family, respect, and civility and is working diligently to be a leader on this campus and across college athletics in this important area.
Oladipo, who has appeared in two games this season and recorded one sack, was suspended earlier this season. He was also suspended last year for a violation of team and DIA rules.