Daniel Bryant dismissed from the ASU Men's Basketball team

JONESBORO, Ark. (12/20/10) – Arkansas State head coach John Brady released the following statement Monday afternoon in regards to the status of Daniel Bryant.

"In my years as a head coach I have always thought termination of a player was the easiest form of discipline. Over the years, I have believed a series of disciplinary measures should be available to try and teach a young man responsibility and help him make better choices when he is confronted with an issue in his daily life. Mistakes will be made and the discipline applied whether in the form of counseling, mentoring, extra physical activity or suspension in hopes to change behavior, improve attitude and consequently make better decisions. Once these disciplinary measures are applied and the results do not improve it then becomes apparent dismissal or termination is imperative."

"In this case, with Daniel, steps were implemented, procedures were followed and the change needed did not take place as it relates to continued membership on the team. We wish him well and will continue to help him in any way, but unfortunately, not as a member of the Arkansas State basketball team."

Brady will have no further comment on this situation.

The Red Wolves men's basketball team will host Savannah State Monday night at the ASU Convocation Center. Tipoff against the Tigers is set for 7:05 p.m.