Farad Cobb dismissed from Chattanooga Mocs

Farad Cobb dismissed from Chattanooga Mocs

February 22nd, 2013 in Sports - College

UTC guard Farad Cobb smiles after making a basket during a Mocs' game against Kansas.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman Farad Cobb has been dismissed from the basketball team.

"Farad is no longer with us," coach John Shulman said Thursday. "It got to the point where as a head coach, you have to make tough decisions. It was nothing illegal that he did. It reached a point where we needed to head in a different direction, and so is he."

The 6-foot-1 point guard averaged 5.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 18.2 minutes per game. He started eight games this season. He did not play against Elon after getting arrested for underage drinking and disorderly conduct. The drinking charge has been dismissed and the disorderly charge will be dismissed in a year if stays out of trouble and completes three public work days.

"It's for the betterment of him and us," Shulman said. "I hope this decision helps Farad, too. He's a bright kid and a talented kid, and I hope he becomes a success."

Shulman said Cobb will remain on scholarship for the rest of the semester and attended study hall Thursday.

"I'm not going to speak on it," Cobb said when reached on his phone.