|UNC dismisses Ebele Okakpu|
|Written by MIke Kelly|
|Monday, 17 October 2011 11:53|
Interim coach Everett Withers says senior linebacker Ebele Okakpu has been dismissed from the team for conduct detrimental to the team. Withers would not elaborate further on the issue.
Okakpu started five games this year and had 14 tackles. Withers says Okakpu will remain on scholarship and has a chance to graduate this spring. Sophomore Darius Lipford, who played at Hibriten High School, will replace Okakpu for UNC's (5-2, 1-2) game Saturday against No.8 Clemson this weekend. Withers says the Tar Heels might use multiple players to replace Okakpu, saying the team has develped depth at the position.
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