LARAMIE — Wyoming freshman defensive back Allen Smith has been dismissed while senior cornerback Antonio Hull has left the football team for personal reasons, head coach Craig Bohl announced Friday.
In a statement, the athletic department said it would have no further comment related to either player.
The news comes at a time when both players’ future status with the team was in limbo. Smith had been suspended indefinitely after being charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery for allegedly pointing an unloaded handgun at two people at a local apartment complex.
Smith’s lawyer, Jason Tangeman, described the gun as a pellet gun and said his client denied the allegations. Smith has a preliminary hearing in Albany County Circuit Court scheduled for Oct. 15.
Smith appeared in just one game this season.
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Hull initially left the team before the season started for what Bohl called a personal matter that didn’t involve team discipline. Hull, who started all 12 games last season, rejoined the team after three games and made the trip to Tulsa but didn’t play against the Golden Hurricane. He didn’t play against UNLV last week either.
Bohl declined to comment on Hull’s status after the Cowboys’ 53-17 win. Hull has played in 39 games and has 24 pass breakups and five interceptions for his career.
Hull’s departure likely means more snaps going forward for freshman cornerback Jordan Murry, who had five tackles against UNLV in his first career start. Fellow corner Tyler Hall also missed that game with a concussion, but Hall said this week he expects to be back for Wyoming’s game at San Diego State on Oct. 12.