Rutgers: Michael Larrow one of four players no longer on the roster

Rutgers: Michael Larrow one of four players no longer on the roster

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]our players, including embattled senior Michael Larrow, are no longer on the Rutgers team.

larrowScarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood dismissed Larrow from the team on May 6 for disciplinary reasons, but the decision was not made public until Monday.

School officials say Larrow was arrested on Sunday for allegedly punching his girlfriend.

A starter at defensive end in 2011, Larrow was sidelined after a season-ending ankle injury against Pittsburgh. He was again No. 1 on the depth after 2012′s spring practice, but was arrested last summer for simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Larrow was suspended for the first four games of 2012, and was never able to regain his spot in the playing rotation. During bowl practices, he was moved to tight end and remained there this spring.

In addition, sophomore punter Anthony DiPaula and reserve offensive linemen Matt McBride and Jorge Vicioso are no longer with the program.

DiPaula, a sophomore, was unable to crack the depth chart during an open competition this spring. Nick Marsh, a fifth-year senior transfer from Utah, is considered the favorite to win the starting job this fall. Marsh averaged 40.5 yards on 20 punts while splitting time as Utah’s punter in 2011, but did not punt for the Utes last season.

McBride, a transfer from Hofstra, missed the spring practice following shoulder surgery. He is scheduled to graduate this month is considering whether or not he will play a fifth-year at a an FCS school, according to Flood.

Vicioso, who played sparingly for the Scarlet Knights, is reportedly considering transferring to either Stony Brook or Wagner.

Photo credit: Ed Murray / Newark Star-Ledger

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