Byrd to Sit Out Season Opener

Aug. 27, 2007

CINCINNATI-- University of Cincinnati Head Football Coach Brian Kelly has suspended junior defensive tackle Terrill Byrd from playing in the season opener against Southeast Missouri State on Thursday, Aug. 30. Byrd is missing the contest due to a violation of the team's missed class policy.

"Terrill has accepted his responsibility for not following a team policy and has since set a strong example related of what it means to be a Bearcat football player. That's why this will be for only one game," stated Kelly.

Kickoff for the Bearcats' meeting with Southeast Missouri State is set for 7 p.m.