Football: Cecil Whiteside academically ineligible

Cal sophomore outside linebacker Cecil Whiteside has been ruled academically ineligible and will not play the 2012 season.

Whiteside previously was dismissed from the team by coach Jeff Tedford on May 24 for unspecified violation of team rules, then reinstated before the start of fall camp. Tedford said Tuesday that Whiteside was academically ineligible after the spring semester, and he did not rectify that situation during summer school.

“Cecil really hasn’t been practicing with the first group at all,” Tedford said. “All the other guys have had an opportunity to play in there. Brennan Scarlett is doing a great job, Chris McCain . . .¬†we feel good about those two guys in the outside.”

Whiteside¬†was not on the Bears’ two-deep chart entering Saturday’s season opener at Memorial Stadium against Nevada.

Jeff Faraudo

  • covinared

    so much for that. let’s hope he gets his act together.

  • Cal is a very, very difficult university. Cecil is well aware of that now. Hit the books homie, NFL dollars await, but you gotta be on the field…so you gotta take care of the studies…good luck to him.

  • rollonubears

    I wonder if he’s considering a transfer to Penn State.

  • Will

    Might be time to cut the cord.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Should be title this one – Oh The Duplicitous Nature of Cal state Fans.

    About a week ago, The Advising Bear on BI (aka GoGoBear on this site) posted an article about USC defensive back Wiley being academically ineligible. Oh the glory of it all!

    “Can you believe you believe Kiffen pulled his scholly?” bellowed the Social Welfare grunt.

    Now what do I read?

    “Might be time to cut the cord” and “We have to move forward” (which is just another way of saying the same thing).

    Here you can read it all right here.


  • wehofx

    Definitely a believer in 3 strikes. That’s 2 on CW. I hope he finally learns his lesson(s) and gets his sh*t tight.

    I believe CW could be monster at lb but if he screws up a third time, later.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Bring back Pof. Saragoza. Not even his clones in the Social Welfare, Sociology and Ethnic Studies department can do what he did.