LOS ANGELES UCLA head coach Jim Mora and his staff aggressively went after revamping their secondary in his most recent recruiting class.
Now, it appears there was even more incentive to do so. Safety Tevin McDonald has been released from the team for a violation of team rules, Mora announced during a Tuesday press conference.
McDonald did not make the trip to San Diego last...
UCLA safety Tevin McDonald has been released from the program for violating team policy.
Bruins coach Jim Mora announced the decision Tuesday.
McDonald was the Bruins' starting safety the past two seasons. He finished third on the team with 79 tackles last season while starting 13 games, but wasn't allowed to play in the Holiday Bowl after violating team rules.
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2013
Safety Tevin McDonald has been dismissed from the UCLA football program by coach Jim Mora.
UCLA will miss one of its key players for the Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl because of the school's drug testing policy.
UCLA safety Tevin McDonald will not play in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl after violating a team policy, Coach Jim Mora said. The junior tested positive for marijuana, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized...
UCLA safety Tevin McDonald will not play in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl after violating a team policy, Coach Jim Mora said.
McDonald did not travel with the team to San Diego on Friday.
We had to leave Tevin McDonald at home for a violation of team policy, Mora said. "I cant discuss it any further than that."
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The number 7 is a number of completion.
For the McDonald brothers, T.J. and Tevin, growing up, the number was "sacred."
As they prepped at Edison High School in Fresno, neither was able to wear it. Their dad, Tim, wore the number during his days at Edison, and the number was retired in his honor.
Tim starred as a safety for USC before playing in the NFL for 13 years...
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