Junior Chrishawn Hopkins has been dismissed from the Butler men’s basketball team, according to a press release from sports information director Jim McGrath.
The release was made public shortly after 5:45 Wednesday evening.
In the release, coach Brad Stevens said Hopkins was dismissed for “a violation of team rules.”
“I am sorry to have to announce that Chrishawn Hopkins has been dismissed from our team,” Stevens. “We consider it a privilege to represent Butler University as a member of our team. With that privilege, comes a requirement and responsibility to meet the standard of our team rules.”
Sophomore and former teammate Roosevelt Jones said the news was “sad to hear.”
“He was like a brother to me and everybody else on the team,” Jones said. “He will be greatly missed, but I know he will bounce back from this.”
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