Illini LB Frierson Arrested, Kicked off the Team

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Illinois Football Coach Ron Zook announced today that sophomore linebacker Evan Frierson (Washington, D.C. /H.D. Woodson) has been dismissed from the football program after he violated team rules.

Frierson was arrested on the 14th for aggravated assault, in a situation described as:

Frierson was driving when a 19-year-old man jumped out in traffic, forcing Frierson to stop his vehicle. Frierson got out of his vehicle and an argument erupted. The 19-year-old man tried to spit on Frierson, which led to Frierson punching the man in the face.

“As I have always done, I review each situation on an individual basis and make sure I have all the information,” Zook said. “After a full review, I think it’s in Evan’s best interest to concentrate on his academics and his legal issues, and he no longer remains a part of our football program.”

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