Football team dismisses freshman quarterback Chapman

By Nate Barnes / Sports Editor

Former four-star quarterback recruit Tra’Von Chapman will not return to the Pitt football team, as announced Friday morning by Pitt head coach Paul Chryst.

“We believe it is in everyone’s best interests that Tra’Von pursue his academic and athletics careers at another institution,” Chryst said. “We wish him the best.”

Chapman had been under disciplinary suspension since April 30 as a result of charges stemming from an alleged assault involving Chapman and his girlfriend at the time. Chapman later pled guilty to the charges and served a three-day jail sentence.

Chapman had been at Pitt since the spring, after he graduated early from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio, in order to enroll early at Pitt as well as participate in spring practice. Chapman entered Pitt as a four-star recruit at the quarterback position, and the no. 12 overall quarterback in the Class of 2013.  

Over the summer, Chapman did not attend classes at Pitt nor did he participate in Pitt’s training camp that was held the past few weeks.