UNI football coach Mark Farley has dismissed Johnny Gray and Victor Williams from the squad. The Panthers’ leading receivers were arrested last week on drug related charges.
Farley says he met with Gray and immediately released him from the football team. He says he met with Williams twice and after "careful thought and consideration on Victor and all the parties involved," decided to dismiss him as well.
Farley the school cannot allow players to take part in such activities. "Our football program is held to a very high standard, both on and off the football field and we will do our best to make the decisions to make sure that we meet those standards both on and off the field," Farley says.
Farley was asked if the absence of their top receivers will hurt their chances of making a deep run into the playoffs. "If you want to bet against this team, go ahead, but I’d be very careful," Farley says.