FSU dismisses running back Khalan Laborn for violation of team policy

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Florida State dismissed junior running back Khalan Laborn for a “violation of team policy,” the school confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

The move was first reported by Noles247.com.

Laborn, a five-star product out of Virginia Beach, Va., was one of four five-star recruits signed by the Seminoles in their 2017 recruiting class. He was the nation’s top all-purpose back and the top running back in the state of Virginia.

After redshirting his freshman year, Laborn appeared in two games in 2018 before suffering a gruesome knee injury that cut his season short.

He returned the next season, appearing in 10 games primarily as the backup to Cam Akers, rushing for 297 yards and four touchdowns on 63 carries. The sophomore set a career high in rushing with 69 yards against Clemson on Oct. 12 and a career high in scoring with two touchdowns against Alabama State on Nov. 16.

But a violation of team rules led to his suspension for the team’s regular-season finale against Florida and he didn’t appear in the team’s Independence Bowl game against Arizona State.

Laborn was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession after a traffic stop in late 2018.

He expected to compete with Texas A&M transfer Jashaun Corbin for the starting tailback job heading into fall camp. Redshirt junior Deonte’ Sheffield was the third-most experienced running back on the roster, rushing for 135 yards and a touchdown.


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