BYU football: Running back Drew Phillips says his scholarship was pulled

Published: Thursday, Aug. 18 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT

PROVO — According to speedy running back Drew Phillips, his BYU career is over.

Phillips, a freshman who redshirted last season, announced via Twitter Thursday night that the school has pulled his scholarship. While he later deleted that tweet, he subsequently reiterated several times that he won't be returning to play for the Cougars.

The Boaz, Ala., native has not been participating in fall camp due to academic reasons. Coach Bronco Mendenhall said in July, during the school's national media day, that Phillips would likely join the team on the first day of school, which is Aug. 29.

Attempts to reach BYU officials Thursday night for comment were unsuccessful.

The Cougars took a break from fall camp Thursday morning for a team activity. They resume practices Friday morning.

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