Wide receiver Darius Millines and defensive end Darrius Caldwell have been kicked off the University of Illinois football team for unspecified rules violations, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.
Last season Millines was the second-leading receiver on the Illini catching 32 passes for 319 yards in his junior season.
Millines was the Illini’s second-leading receiver last...
On Monday Illinois head coach Tim Beckman announced that he was suspending star wide receiver Darius Millines from the team for a violation of team policies. He wouldn't elaborate on that suspension, other than to say his status would be re-evaluated in May.
O.k., so maybe calling Millines a "star" at any level other than on the Illini roster is a bit much...
In a constant search for top wide receivers, the Fighting Illini have offered a Florida cousin of current Illini receiver Darius Millines. Marcus Davis appears to have a similar interest in the Illini and plans an official visit this fall.
The Fighting Illini football team has a number of receivers on scholarship, but right now there is an absence of experienced depth. With the graduation of record-setter A.J. Jenkins, Darius Millines becomes the top receiver on the squad. He sat out the Spring Game with a minor injury, but that doesn't detract from his potential.
The Fighting Illini football team has been blessed with good health this season. Nearly the entire team has been available for every game. The loss of any one player can have a deleterious effect on the team's success. So when receiver Darius Millines had to sit out four games with a stress fracture in his foot, the offense felt the effects.