Record-Courier staff report
The University of Pittsburgh announced on Friday that freshman quarterback Tra'Von Chapman had been dismissed from the Panthers' football program.
The former Kent Roosevelt standout quarterback had returned to the team after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of assault, stemming from an altercation with his former girlfriend in April that led his arrest and charging of assault and unlawful restraint.
Following the intial arrest, Panthers head coach Paul Chryst had put Chapman on indefinite suspension from the football team.
Chapman was eventually sentenced to 90 days in jail on July 30, but 87 of those days were suspended by the judge and he spent three days in the Portage County jail.
In a press release from the University of Pittsburgh on Friday, Chryst offered this statement:
"We believe it is in everyone's best interest that Tra'Von pursue his academic and athletic careers at another institution. We wish him the best."
Chapman had led the Rough Riders to back-to-back Portage Trail Conference Metro Division championships and had graduated from Kent Roosevelt early in December so that he could join the Pitt football program in January for practice and spring drills.