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Arizona dismisses Clarence Farmer

Oct. 29, 2003 at 3:13 AM   |   Comments

TUCSON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Former Pac-10 Conference rushing champion Clarence Farmer has been dismissed from the football team at Arizona for violating unspecified team rules.

Interim coach Mike Hankwitz made the announcement after practice on Tuesday.

Asked about Farmer, who sat out part of Saturday's 42-14 loss at California, Hankwitz replied, "As a matter of fact, I've suspended Clarence Farmer for the rest of the year. He will not return. That's all I will say about the matter."

Before the dismissal, Hankwitz told the Tucson Citizen that Farmer had been late for practices and "sealed his own fate."

As a sophomore in 2001, Farmer led the Pac-10 with 1,229 yards. He rushed for 309 yards and two touchdowns in four games last year before undergoing season-ending knee surgery and was second on the team in rushing as a senior with 326 yards and two touchdowns on 90 carries.

He ends his career as the sixth-leading rusher in school history with 2,530 yards, just 41 short of David Adams for fifth place.

Topics: David Adams
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