Penn State receiver Devon Smith has been dismissed from the program for violating unspecified team rules, a source told FightOnState.com Wednesday.
Smith was the Nittany Lions' third-leading pass-catcher last season, with 25 receptions for 402 yards and two scores. He was expected to be the starting slot receiver in new head coach Bill O'Brien's offense.
A senior-to-be, the 5-foot-7, 147-pound speedster missed most of spring practice with a foot injury. During the spring, he was also brought up on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to Pennsylvania online court docket reports, Smith's case has been elevated to the Centre County Court of Common Pleas and has yet to be resolved.
On June 1, O'Brien said he would not discipline Smith until the legal process had worked itself out.
There's two sides to every story, O'Brien said at the time. I stand behind Devon Smith. I think at the end of the day we'll see what happens. But if I have to make a discipline decision (on) Devon Smith, I'll keep it between Devon and I. But at this point, I'm gonna let the legal process play out there and see what happens.
It is not clear if Smith's dismissal is directly related to the drug charges.
You can check out Smith's docket report at this link.