Demetre Baker Dismissed From Team

April 30, 2013 · By · Filed Under Football, News 

Running back Demetre Baker is asking for his release from South Alabama according to his Social Media accounts and WNSP.

Coach Jones told WNSP that Baker had over 20 rules infractions against team rules. He missed games last season due to breaking team rules as well. Jones also said that, after a meeting and a vote of the seniors on the team, they voted to kick him off the football team.

Baker has taken to Social Media and said that all he wants is his transfer papers, but that post has since been taken down.

He participated in spring drills and practices after being named ineligible after failing two classes in the fall. According to Baker’s interview with SunBeltInsider.com, he has been banned from “…offices and campus facilities” which I assume means sports offices and facilities and not academic facilities.

When more information comes out about this situation, we will cover it. But as of now, all we know is that Baker has been dismissed from the team and is looking to get his release to transfer to another school.

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2 Responses to “Demetre Baker Dismissed From Team”

  1. rob on April 30th, 2013 2:38 pm

    20 rules infractions,failing classes and your teammates don’t want you around.I always thought Houston was a better back anyway and has done well in the classroom.Do players often vote on other players future on a team ? In my opinion Jones should have taken care of this situation himself.

  2. Brian on April 30th, 2013 2:51 pm

    That’s a good question. Obviously, if he failed two classes it would be unlikely he would be eligible to play in the fall anyway. But with a long history of rules violations and coming to USA because of rules violations at Georgia, it really makes it hard to make a case for him to stay.

    Maybe CJJ and his staff were willing to give him another shot due to an apology but left it up to the seniors to decide if they wanted him around? I don’t know. Anything I say about what happens in the offices concerning this would be pure speculation at this time.

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