Dailey Dismissed, Peele Moves to CB

EDISON, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Kyle Flood dismissed cornerback Darian Dailey from the football team Thursday following his weekend felony arrest for armed robbery. Flood addressed the decision, and a new position change because of it, during an alumni event.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood acted swiftly in his dismissal of cornerback Darian Dailey, who did not return to campus after his weekend arrest for felony armed robbery.

After gathering enough facts about the situation, Flood announced the decision Thursday.

"Every one of these situations is unique," Flood said. "We've made the decision and now, as a football program, we're moving on from that decision."

Dailey projected to start as a red-shirt freshman, and Rutgers could be without its other starter in junior Nadir Barnwell. Barnwell faces academic eligibility issues heading into his junior year, sources said. Flood, however, refrained from discussing the details in what is an ongoing situation.

"I'm aware of the rumors that are out there, but those final decisions really don't get made until the end of the summer session, so I won't make any comment on it today," Flood said.

Likely down two key cornerbacks for training camp, Flood moved Ruhann Peele back to the position after he worked as a wide receiver in the spring.

Peele sat out his sophomore season for a combination of injury and disciplinary concerns.

"One of the things you'll see when we open up training camp is you'll see Ruhann Peele at corner," Flood said. "That's one of the the things we're gonna do and we'll have an opportunity to get him ready."

Flood told reporters Thursday that everyone on the roster was back for summer workouts, which began Tuesday morning in Piscataway.

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