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U of L football player dismissed from team following drug citation

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - University of Louisville Cardinal football player Cameron Polk has been dismissed from the team after he was cited for a drug related offense, according to U of L officials.

According to a police report, officers found marijuana, pain pills and codeine syrup in Polk's apartment. Polk was not taken into custody, but was charged with trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Polk is a freshman who played wide receiver for U of L. According to the Louisville athletics website, Polk committed to U of L in June 2013. He is from Fischers, Indiana and played for Hamilton Southeastern High School. He was ranked the 10th-best player in the state of Indiana by 247Sports, and a three star recruit by Scout.com.

University officials made the announcement regarding Polk's dismissal on Friday evening. 

U of L spokesperson Rocco Gasparro said in a statement, "Cameron Polk has been dismissed from the team. I do feel, however, that it is important that we provide him with the help and support needed to help him with his problems."

Fans cheering on the Cardinals at the Granville Inn Saturday were disappointed by the news.

"I mean they have every right to have fun like any other student, but they still have to abide by the law," said U of L fan Drew Hanley. "I've been a fan ever since I was a kid, so to hear something like that it upsets me, and I hope it's something we never see again on the team."

And for those who followed the freshman wide receiver, it's a let down, but they don't look at it as a game changer for the team.

"I followed Cameron's recruitment, everybody was really excited about his upside," said U of L senior Ryan Keeling. "But we hold ourselves to a high standard, and it's ultimately for the better of the team to rid of something like that."
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