Hunt No Longer a Red Raider

Two Texas Tech freshmen have been kicked off the football team after their arrests on suspicion of burglarizing a home.

Offensive lineman Dimitri Lott and defensive end Rashad Hunt, who were both taking redshirt seasons, were dismissed by coach Mike Leach on Tuesday. They were arrested four days earlier. Leach says a third freshman linebacker Julius Howard also was arrested but will remain on the team.

Early last Friday at man called Lubbock police from his home after he saw two men leaving the front door -- then noticed electronics gear missing. Officers arrested the three after stopping a car matching the one described by the homeowner.

Items in the vehicle are believed to be from the home. All three students are free on 35-hundred dollars bond. An attorney for Lott and Howard didn't immediately comment.

Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,