Glen Rice kicked off of Ga. Tech's basketball team

11:49 AM, Mar 13, 2012   |    comments
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard/forward Glen Rice Jr. (41) with the ball on Jan. 29, 2012 in Chapel Hill, NC (Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE)
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ATLANTA (WXIA) - Junior Glen Rice, Jr., has been dismissed from Georgia Tech's basketball team head coach Brian Gregory said Tuesday.

The 6'5" junior will remain enrolled at Georgia Tech and complete his academic requirements for the spring semester.

"It's an honor and a privilege to represent Georgia Tech and be a part of this basketball program," Gregory said in a release. "There are certain standards that have to be met both on and off the court, and there has to be accountability when those standards aren't met. I'm disappointed that we have to take this action. Glen has done well in school, and we want to make sure he finishes the semester strong, and then we'll assist him in any way we can with his next steps as a student-athlete."

Rice, the son of the former NBA star and Tech's leading scorer this season, had been suspended from the team for the last six games of the season following a shooting incident outside an Atlanta nightclub. He was serving his third suspension at the time of the incident, in which a gun was allegedly fired accidentally.

Rice, a graduate student manager and another person were charged in the incident.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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