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BYU Football: Sione Takitaki dismissed from team, Will Remain in School

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Although BYU remains silent, reports indicate that freshman Sione Takitaki has been dismissed from the football team, but will remain enrolled at the university.

Mike McGinnis

Freshman Sione Takitaki is a three-star inside linebacker from Fontana, California and was ranked the number 24 inside linebacker in the country by ESPN. At 6'3" Takitaki has Van Noy size as a freshman and has the potential to see the field this fall. News broke July 17th that Takitaki had allegedly been dismissed from the program by Total Blue Sports. However, no official announcement has been made regarding his status.

According to TBS, coach Bronco Mendenhall dismissed Takitaki but other coaches and administrators stepped in on his behalf.

Mendenhall allowed the players to vote on what the verdict should be concerning his status with the team.

It appears that Takitaki will remain enrolled in classes and could possibly have the opportunity to rejoin the team in January. If nothing else, the above tweets indicate that Takitaki has the support of his teammates, as does the following tweet from teammate and fellow freshman Ului Lapuaho.