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Iowa WR Jerminic Smith To Leave Football Program As Part Of Mutual Agreement

Junior wide receiver Jerminic Smith will no longer be apart of Iowa football moving forward.

On Friday afternoon, Iowa announced that junior wide receiver Jerminic Smith will no longer be a part of the Iowa football program.

Here's the official release, obtained by SB Nation's Black Heart Gold Pants:

University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced Friday that wide receiver Jerminic Smith will no longer be a member of the Hawkeye football program.

"We have mutually agreed that at this point it is in everyone’s best interest that Jerminic starts a new chapter in his collegiate career. We wish him success moving forward," said Ferentz.

Smith will look to take his talents elsewhere, as he made clear on Twitter earlier today that he intends to transfer. Due to NCAA rules, he'll be required to sit out the 2017-2018 season.

His full statement is below:

In early April, Smith was suspended from all team activities by head coach Kirk Ferentz, citing academics as the issue. He missed the rest of spring practice because of it.

Smith started in nine of the 11 games for the Hawkeyes during the 2016 season, and recorded 23 receptions for 314 yards and two touchdowns.