As training camp for Rutgers football enters week two, the credit card investigation which resulted in six players being held out of practice, has not yet concluded. On Friday, redshirt freshman linebacker Syhiem Simmons, one of the six players reportedly under investigation, announced he was granted his full release and is transferring out of the program.
While it remains to be seen what the investigation uncovers and whether ultimately any players are actually charged with a crime, the Jersey City native decided to move on from Rutgers. The former 3-star recruit never played a game after redshirting last season and was held out of training camp since it began last week. His lead recruiter at Rutgers was former assistant coach Bill Busch, who is now at LSU. While Simmons was unlikely to make the two-deep at linebacker this season, his loss hurts depth at the position in the long term.
There has been no update provided on the investigation since training camp began last week. Rutgers previously dismissed linebacker Brendan Devera and safety K.J. Gray in July, who have been linked to the investigation as well. More to come as updates become available.