Oct 26, 2013; Oxford, MS, USA; Idaho Vandals wide receiver Dezmon Epps (1) makes a reception while guarded by Mississippi Rebels defensive back Charles Sawyer (3) during the game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mississippi Rebels win the game against the Idaho Vandals with a score of 59-14. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Idaho dismisses leading WR Dezmon Epps following drunk driving charge

The Idaho Vandals have made a difficult decision that could hurt their offensive attack in 2014.

Three months after being arrested on drunk driving charges, Dave Southorn of the Idaho Statesman is reporting that the Vandals have decided to dismiss leading wide receiver Dezmon Epps.

Epps had 79 receptions, 980 yards and four touchdowns last season.

Following his arrest, Epps entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to one day in jail and two years of probation.

The university did not specifically acknowledge the drunk driving charge. Instead, they just chalked up Epps’ dismissal to a “violation of team rules.”

“We have the highest standards and expectations for our players as student-athletes and citizens,” head coach Paul Petrino said in a statement. “We clearly outline the consequences when these expectations are not met.”

Without Epps, the Vandals now have a big drop off in talent, experience and production.

The teams returning leading receiver is now Deon Watson, who recorded just 24 catches and 279 yards a year ago.

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