Official Statement on Musgrove
Below is the short article on Chad Musgrove from today's Columbia Spectator. As expected, Chad's departure has nothing to do with football. Let's remember that this may not be the last we see of him, as people like Marcellus Wiley and a few others returned to Columbia football after leaving school for personal reasons.
I know we all wish Chad the best.
Football Starter No Longer Enrolled at CU
Reasons Still Undisclosed for Cornerback's Abrupt Exit
By Taylor Harwin
Issue date: 10/30/06 Section: News
Columbia College junior and starting cornerback Chad Musgrove was removed from the roster before Saturday's game and is no longer a student at Columbia.
Musgrove could not be reached for comment, but the office of Athletic Communications issued the following statement: "Chad is no longer enrolled at Columbia University. Due to the student's right to privacy under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act we are not able to comment further."
The act restricts the disclosure of a student's academic, legal, or personal information beyond a minimal level. Releasing information relevant to a varsity sport is allowed under the law, however, so Musgrove's departure was not related to football.
Musgrove, an All-District player out of Pass Christian, Miss., was a prize recruit in Bob Shoop's class of 2008. He didn't crack the starting lineup as a freshman, but saw increasing time his sophomore year before winning the starting job this season.
The 6-foot-3, 187-pound junior was one of the Lions' fastest runners in the open field. His athleticism made him a potential asset on both sides of the ball, but trouble with catches kept him on the defense. He scored his first collegiate touchdown this year on a 75-yard interception return against Iona, but he lost his spot at kick returner after several bobbled catches against Princeton.