UPDATE: Price dismissed from Appalachian State football team
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
Appalachian State receiver Sean Price was dismissed from the program by head coach Scott Satterfield Sunday for repeated violation of teams rules.
The announcement was made in a news release by the App State athletic department. No specific reason was given in the release.
According to the N.C. Court System, Price has a Nov. 21 court date in Watauga County on a charge of felony assault by strangulation. No further information was immediately available.
"No player in our program, regardless of how talented he is, is above our team, our university or our community," Satterfield said in the statement. "Repeated behavior that does not meet the high standards that we hold our student-athletes to will not be tolerated. I truly hope that Sean gets on the right track and is able to utilize the talent that he possesses in the future. I wish him nothing but the best."
It's the third time in two seasons that Price has been disciplined. He was suspended for two games in 2012, and then again for the first two games of the 2013 season after a incident at a Boone restaurant.
Price, who has played in four games and started three, has 20 receptions for 237 yards and a touchdown this season. He finished third in the Jerry Rice Award voting in 2012, which is given to the top freshman by The Sports Network.