Chattanooga freshman Farad Cobb was dismissed from the team Tuesday, Mocs head coach John Shulman confirmed after UTC's 94-68 loss to UNC Greensboro on Thursday.
"Farad is no longer with us," Shulman said. "It just got to a point where as the head coach, you're going to have to make a tough decision some time. It was nothing illegal that he did. It just reached a point where we needed to head in a different direction and so did he."
Cobb, who started eight games for Chattanooga, was arrested for underage drinking and disorderly conduct last month, prior to the team's trip to Elon and UNC Greensboro, had come off the bench in each of the team's last six games.
The 6-foot, 160-pounder started the season strong for the Mocs, breaking a pair of freshman school records in his first two games at UTC—six steals in the team's season opener against Tennessee Temple, followed by seven 3-pointers at Kansas' historic Allen Fieldhouse.
Cobb averaged 5.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 25 games for the Mocs this season.
"He's going to stay on scholarship for the rest of the semester," Shulman said. "He was in study hall this morning, doing what he was supposed to do. It's for the betterment of him and us. It's time for him to go. We're going to make sure he does what he's supposed to do, but as a head coach you have to make tough decisions, and we made a tough decision."
Michael Murphy covers UTC athletics for Nooga.com. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelNooga.