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Posted: Monday January 9, 2012 2:00PM ; Updated: Monday January 9, 2012 2:00PM

New UCLA coach Jim Mora dismisses three from football team

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UCLA coach Jim Mora dismissed three players from the football team on Monday

DE Wesley Flowers and TE Raymond Nelson violated undisclosed team rules

DB Randall Carroll was dismissed for failing to meet academic requirements

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Randall Carroll was dismissed from the UCLA football team for failing to meet academic requirements.
Randall Carroll was dismissed from the UCLA football team for failing to meet academic requirements.
Keith Birmingham/ZUMAPress.com

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- New UCLA football coach Jim Mora has dismissed defensive back Randall Carroll, defensive end Wesley Flowers and tight end Raymond Nelson from the team.

Mora announced the decisions Monday after his first team meeting of the new year.

Flowers and Nelson were dismissed from the team for violating undisclosed rules, while Carroll has been dismissed from UCLA for failing to meet its academic requirements.

Carroll was a disappointment during three years at UCLA as a receiver before moving to defensive back late this season. The former California high school sprint champion was allowed to play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 31 after appealing his academic standing.

Nelson is the brother of Reeves Nelson, who was kicked off the UCLA basketball team last month.

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