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Troy linebacker Dimitri Miles charged with murder

Nick Bromberg
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Troy linebacker Dimitri Miles was arrested and charged with murder on Sunday.

He was charged in connection with the death of 26-year-old Marquise McClendon at the Trojan Crossing Apartments in Troy on Sunday morning. McClendon was found shot just before 8 a.m. and transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to AL.com.

Miles was a walk-on at Troy, and per a statement from the athletic department, spent the entire 2013 season on the scout team as he was academically ineligible.

"First and foremost, anytime there is a loss of life it is a tragic event and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family," Troy AD John Hartwell said in a statement. "Dimitri Miles was a walk-on student-athlete on our football team who was academically ineligible to compete in competition this past season, but practiced as a member of the scout team. His association with our football team and the Troy Athletic Department has been terminated as a result of these charges which are associated with an incident that occurred off campus."

He no longer appears on the Troy roster, but AL.com says he recorded 23 tackles in 2011. He did not play in 2012 because of academics.

Miles' bond is set at $100,000. Troy finished the season 6-6 and did not make a bowl game.

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