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USF’s Hassan Childs dismissed from team after road rage incident

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The news for former USF safety Hassan Childs keeps getting worse.

After he was shot (three times), after he was arrested and after the police found his marijuana, Childs has been dismissed from the Bulls team by head coach Charlie Strong.

“I had a chance to speak with him,” Strong told the Tampa Bay Times. “They all want to continue and go play, and he was a senior, but he totally understood.”

Childs has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession.

“When you look at this university and how great an institution it is, and the football program, it is a privilege to represent this program,” Strong said. “And there are standards and there are values that we uphold, and our players understand it is an obligation and it is a responsibility to represent it the right way.”

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