The Travonte Valentine experiment is over.
LSU dismissed the troubled nose tackle from the team, the school announced on Thursday, ending his second stint with the program in the same way as the first. Valentine was booted for a violation of team rules, the statement said.
Valentine, a 350-pounder originally from Miami, played in the first five games of the 2016 season before missing the final seven contests. He missed the first few games of that stretch for poor practice habits, coach Ed Orgeron said in October.
Valentine began last season as a key reserve, rotating in with starter Greg Gilmore. He played in about 35 snaps in the season opener against Wisconsin.
"We wish him the best," Orgeron said in a statement.
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Valentine's football career has been marked with off-the-field issues. He arrived at LSU as one of the more highly touted defensive tackles in the nation in 2014. The Southeastern Conference never cleared him to play his freshman season and then coach Les Miles kicked him off the team in the summer of 2015.
He transferred to Arizona Western College, a community college in Yuma, Arizona. He played six games there, registering 11 tackles and two sacks before the school booted him for an arrest. The court dismissed the arresting charge, disorderly conduct, stemming from a fight.
He transferred to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College last January before qualifying over the summer and returning to LSU. He finished with 10 tackles last season.