DURHAM, N.C. — Defensive lineman John Drew from Northside and running back Kyle Griswould from Shaw are among the three true freshmen kicked off the Duke football team for conduct unbecoming of members of the program.
Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe said Sunday night that Drew, Griswould and Brandon Putnam had been dismissed from the team.
University officials say the three have been charged with felonious possession and discharge of a weapon after an early morning incident on campus.
The students have been removed from campus and will not be allowed to return until the charges are resolved.
Gunshots were fired from a vehicle around 3 a.m. Sunday near a residence hall on the school’s East Campus, it was reported by the Raliegh, N.C., News & Observer.
According to a university news release, Duke police found the vehicle parked at another residence hall and traced it to one of the three students charged.
The gun has been recovered by campus police. No one was injured in the incident, the release said.
Drew, the only one of the three who played last season, made one start and played in all 12 games at defensive tackle. He made 34 stops and one fumble recovery.