Linebacker from Georgia expelled from Air Force Academy

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- The Air Force Academy said Tuesday it has expelled linebacker Marcus Brown for failing to meet unspecified school standards.

The school didn't release any information about which standards Brown violated, citing federal privacy law. Athletic department spokesman Troy Garnhard said the standards can include academic requirements, the school's honor code and military rules.

The decision to disenroll Brown, a sophomore from Hephzibah, Georgia, was made by the academy superintendent, Lieutenant General John Rosa.

Brown recorded 34 tackles in 11 games last season and was considered a favorite to start as inside linebacker this season. Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry called his departure a "tremendous loss" for the program.