Air Force QB Jaleel Awini not eligible to play with Falcons

By: AFA Media Relations & KKTV Sports Email
By: AFA Media Relations & KKTV Sports Email
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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Falcons starting quarterback Jaleel Awini is "no longer a cadet in good standing" according to a statement released by the Air Force Academy today.

Awini had taken over as the Falcons starting quarterback after Kale Pearson tore his ACL in the first game of the season.

Awini will not be allowed to travel with the Falcons football team or be on the sidelines for any games. He is still eligible to practice with the team though.

Here is the full statement released by the Academy on Wednesday afternoon:

"Air Force Academy Cadet Third Class (C3C) Jaleel Awini is no longer a cadet in good standing and is not allowed to represent the Academy in any outside activities, effective immediately.

"All cadets are held to the same high standards –- honor, physical fitness, academics and military aptitude -- and each case is handled on its own individual merits. Holding each cadet to these high standards promotes good order and discipline throughout the institution."

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