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A Controversial 4-Star Freshman Has Reportedly Been Dismissed

Fireworks explode as the Arizona football team takes the field.

TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 08: Fireworks explode as the Arizona Wildcats take the field before the college football game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Arizona Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Cowboys 59-38. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Former Texas A&M linebacker Santino Marchiol, who transferred to Arizona this off-season, has been dismissed from his new program. This caps off a tumultuous few weeks for the onetime four-star recruit.

Marchiol redshirted at Texas A&M last fall and intended to stay on under new head coach Jimbo Fisher. However, he transferred to Arizona to play for Kevin Sumlin after the A&M training staff allegedly mishandled an injury of his.

After arriving at Arizona, Marchiol claimed in an interview with USA Todaythat Fisher's staff was engaging in illegal recruiting practices. Then, on Friday, video surfaced of what appears to be Marchiol referring to his former A&M teammates in racist terms during a practice session this spring.

So yes, Marchiol isn't exactly having a quiet summer. Now, he's been booted from his new program.

Arizona head coach Kevin Sumlin confirmed the news this afternoon.

Marchiol was a four-star prospect out of IMG Academy in the class of 2017. He was the No. 17 inside linebacker in the country, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

Now, he is a man without a team. Most likely, the FCS or junior college level is his next destination.

Wherever he goes, he will bring some baggage with him.