Marcus Curry Dismissed from Football Team

As first reported in today's Annapolis Capital, sophomore slot back Marcus Curry has been kicked off the Navy football team. The Capital's Bill Wagner also reports that Curry will be resigning from the Naval Academy presumably instead of facing disciplinary action for a significant conduct offense – the latest in a string of serious off-the-field problems for the once promising midshipman.

Navy sports information director Scott Strasemeier confirmed to Curry's dismissal for "violating team rules"; however Strasemeier would not go into details regarding whether or not the dismissal came as a result of one particular infraction or a culmination of them.


According to the Annapolis Capital, Curry's latest misstep was an unauthorized absence or being AWOL (absence without leave) – which is considered a serious conduct offense at the Naval Academy. It was not clear from the story why the troubled sophomore may be allowed to resign in lieu of possibly facing expulsion from the Academy.


Just this past January, it was revealed that Curry tested positive for marijuana use; however Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Jeffrey Fowler decided to retain him. According to multiple sources, Fowler believed Curry's defense of unknowingly ingesting the marijuana. It remains unclear whether or not Curry received any discipline from Academy officials for the embarrassing event, but he was not punished by the football team and practiced throughout the spring. will update this story if any more details emerge. Top Stories