Elliot in violation of team policies

Updated: February 4, 2005, 3:01 AM ET
Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy dismissed freshman receiver Prentiss Elliot from the football team on Thursday for violating team policies.

In a statement, Gundy didn't comment specifically about the nature of the violations.

Elliot played in 11 games as a true freshman in 2004 and was the Cowboys' third-leading receiver. He had 17 receptions for 295 yards, 16 punt returns for 177 yards and eight kickoff returns for 224 yards.

When he signed with the Cowboys last February, he was facing a felony charge of assault and battery of a Tulsa police officer for his part in a melee during a high school basketball game in December 2003. That charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor.

He also was charged in May 2003 with first-degree burglary and feloniously pointing a weapon at a former girlfriend. Those charges were dismissed when a witness declined to testify.

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