Purdue has dismissed cornerback Sean Collins after he was arrested over the weekend outside a bar on preliminary charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery.
Coach Danny Hope had suspended Collins. He said Tuesday that the serious allegations prompted his decision to dismiss the junior.
"The charges filed against Sean Collins violate the core values of Boilermaker football and Purdue athletics," Hope said. "As a result, Sean has been removed from the team. If there are any changes in the charges or the outcome of the legal proceedings, we will re-evaluate his status."
Collins is a Pendleton Heights H.S. graduate, who joined the team as a walk-on in 2009. He has not played over the last three seasons.
Police said the 21-year-old Collins is accused of hitting a 22-year-old woman, who was treated and released at a hospital. He was released on $10,000 bond pending a Aug. 20 court appearance.
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