Former Phoebus Phantom dismissed from ODU football team

Posted at 3:37 PM, Sep 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-24 15:37:11-04

Former Phoebus Phantom great Tyree Lee was dismissed from the Old Dominion football team today for violating team rules.

Coach Bobby Wilder would not comment on which rule Lee violated.  Lee was the 2010 Virginia Player of the Year and lead the Phantoms to their third straight State Title.

Lee, a junior, led ODU in rushing last year with 864 yards and eight touchdowns.  He also caught 35 passes for 343 yards including one touchdown.

Lee was suspended for the season for violating teams rules this summer.  

The school released this statement on Lee’s dismissal:

“Tyree Lee has been dismissed from our program for violating the rules of his suspension. Everyone within our program is disappointed that Tyree will no longer be with our team. We ask our football student-athletes to “Aim High” in everything they do as people, students and athletes. Unfortunately, Tyree could not maintain the level of discipline we require as a program. We will continue to help Tyree in the future and we are grateful for everything he did for Old Dominion University and our football program.”