Dismissed Clemson DE Ebenezer Ogundeko transfers to Tenn. St.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - OCTOBER 18: Ebenezer Ogundeko #1 of the Clemson Tigers lines up before a game with the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Sophomore defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko, who was dismissed from Clemson on May 19, tweeted this past weekend that he’s found a new place to play.

Ogundeko announced he would continue his career at Tennessee State, a member of the Football Championship Subdivision. He will be eligible immediately.

Ogundeko was dismissed from Clemson after he was arrested and charged with one count of financial transaction fraud. According to police, Ogundeko had manipulated the magnetic strip on the back of his own credit card so that it was actually charging a different card number than his own.

Ogundeko’s case is still ongoing.

Ogundeko redshirted in 2013 and appeared in seven games for the Tigers last season, making five tackles while playing on defense and special teams.

Tennessee State faces a 2015 postseason ban after failing to meet the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate standards. According to the Tennessean, Tennessee State will appeal the punishment, but already has self-imposed a 10-game schedule for the upcoming season.


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