“Melvin Harris, I’m going to have to dismiss from our team. We have really tried to help him for three years and I don’t want to get all the way involved in everything or the scenario of this thing, but he will continue to go to school and hopefully get his life in order,” Nutt said. “He’ll probably transfer to a 1-AA school and finish it out. It’s just sad but I know this: We did everything we could to try to help him. I know that.”
According to the coaching staff, Harris missed the first three games of the season because of injury. He caught a 22-yard touchdown pass against Fresno State three weeks ago, and made one grab for negative-1 yard against Alabama last week.
Coming out of Buford, Ga., Harris was a relatively unknown recruit that Nutt often referred to as having a lot of potential in large part because of his 6-foot-6 frame.
After redshirting in 2008, Harris caught one pass for five yards in 2009 and 30 for 408 yards and three scores last season.
This is not the first time Harris has been in trouble as he was suspended for the 2010 Egg Bowl against in-state rival Mississippi State. (October 17, 2011)