Just one day after making a plea deal in the courtroom, Justin Pitrucha has been dismissed from the Southeastern football team for the entire season.
Pitrucha was one of five people arrested for marijuana possession back in April. He had his day in court yesterday, resulting in probation and no jail time. That appeared to be the first step toward being reinstated to the team. But Southeastern decided today to part ways with their signal caller. Pitrucha missed all of the 2007 season due to academic reasons. He will now miss all of 2008 following this incident.
Here is the Official SOSU Statement Regarding Justin Pitrucha:
After reviewing the situation concerning Justin Pitrucha, we have determined that he will not be a member of the football program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University this year.
This was a very difficult decision and one that was not taken lightly. We certainly wish Justin the best and are confident that he will be successful in his future endeavors.
At Southeastern, we hold our student-athletes to very high standards and expectations. The bottom line is that we have acted in what we believe to be the best interests of our student-athletes, our program and our university.