Suspended indefinitely from all team activities since late April, freshman quarterback TraVon Chapman was removed from the team on Friday, a day after Pitt ended its 2013 training camp and three days before the start of classes.
Head coach Paul Chryst made the announcement Friday morning.
"We believe it is in everyone's best interest that Tra'Von pursue his academic and athletic careers at another institution," Chryst said. "We wish him the best."
Chapman graduated from Kent (OH) Roosevelt High School in order to get a jump on his collegiate career. As a senior, Chapman threw for 2,900 yards with 33 touchdowns.
Chapman was arrested two weeks later in his home, in Kent, Ohio, following a domestic disturbance. He was charged with assault and unlawful restraint against a woman.
After being suspended indefinitely on April 30, Chapman's initial hearing was postponed twice, eventually taking place on July 29. Chapman then reversed his initial plea to a guilty plea, which cut his jail sentence to three days and 20 community service hours.