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Duke suspends top player

Aug. 6, 2007 at 1:10 PM   |   Comments

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A top defensive football player at North Carolina’s Duke University has been suspended indefinitely for violating team policies.

Coach Ted Roof took the action after Michael Tauiliili was arrested on several charges following a weekend car accident, The Winston-Salem Journal reported Monday.

The 5-11, 235-pound junior linebacker was charged with hit and run driving, failure to stop, driving while intoxicated and property damage.

He was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon, assault by pointing a gun and simple assault.

Tauiliili is currently free on $4,500 bond.

In 2005 and 2006 he shared Duke’s most outstanding defensive player award.

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