Three players from the Wyoming football team have been dismissed from the program and five have been suspended, UW athletics announced Thursday.
Defensive tackle Ja’Chai Baker, linebacker Drew Harvey and fullback Zach Taylor, all of whom redshirted last season, have been kicked off the team.
Taylor, from Gillette, was a two-time Star-Tribune Super 25 selection at linebacker.
Freshman running back Mike Green II, rising junior cornerback Antonio Hull, rising senior free safety Tim Kamana, freshman linebacker Adrian King and rising junior linebacker/nickel back Chavez Pownell have been suspended.
Baker tweeted Thursday, "I am leaving the The University of Wyoming (sic) . I want to thank the coaches and University of Wyoming for the opportunity to play college FB."
Harvey tweeted Thursday, "I am announcing I will be leaving the University of Wyoming."
Taylor tweeted Thursday, "I want to thank the University of Wyoming for the opportunity to play football, but I am leaving the University of Wyoming."
Harvey declined an interview request, and Baker did not respond to an interview request.
Baker, a two-star recruit out of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was last listed as 6-foot-6, 283 pounds. Harvey a two-star recruit out of Crete, Illinois, was listed as 6-foot, 221 pounds. Taylor, a 5-11, 232-pounder, had two stars coming out of Gillette.
Hull played in all 14 of Wyoming's games last season, starting 11. He made the game-winning pass breakup on a 2-point try in Wyoming's upset of San Diego State. Kamana played in every game last season, and Pownell played in all but one.
Hull finished the year with 79 tackles, 56 unassisted, fifth and fourth on the team, respectively. He had three interceptions and five pass breakups. Kamana had nine tackles, seven unassisted, with 1.5 tackles for loss. Pownell had six tackles, three unassisted.
Kamana tweeted Saturday, "Nothing in this world worse than disappointing those who love & support you. I'll make y'all proud again. I promise."
The names of the eight players did not match any recent arrest records, according to the Laramie and University of Wyoming police departments.
Head coach Craig Bohl will not have any further comment regarding the dismissals or suspensions, according to a UW release.