KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- University of Tennessee football head coach Derek Dooley announced on Friday that Cameron Clear has been dismissed from the team effective immediately. The sophomore tight end was arrested earlier this week for allegedly stealing a lap top from another student.
"It hurts anytime a player is dismissed from the program, but there comes a time when a player's actions dictate that his privilege of being a part of this team should be removed," said Dooley. "We will continue to support Cam and his family to help him learn from his actions and become the person and player I believe he has the potential to be.”
Clear was suspended indefinitely earlier this week while the school gathered information about the events that led up to his arrest earlier that day. The school said following its investigation, the decision to dismiss Clear was made.
Clear was arrested after a campus police officer found him using a stolen laptop in front of Neyland Stadium. He was charged with theft between $1,000 and $10,000.
The 6-foot-6, 283-pound Clear from Memphis had one catch for four yards as a freshman, playing in 12 games.