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.