UH revokes scholarship of player charged in sex crime

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 5:02 PM

HOUSTON -- The University of Houston has revoked the scholarship of signee Deondre Skinner, who was charged this week with having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Skinner, 19, from Patterson, La., was arrested Tuesday and charged with having carnal knowledge of a juvenile, a felony, according to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was released on $5,000 bond.

Skinner initially committed to Arkansas, then signed a letter of intent with Houston in February. The school confirmed on Friday that Skinner’s scholarship had been revoked.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Skinner was a highly ranked national recruit out of high school. He caught 58 passes for 810 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior.

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