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Don Bosco expels Yuri Wright for vulgar tweets: Michigan looks elsewhere

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A high school football star at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, N.J. has been expelled over X-rated postings on his Twitter account.

Senior Yuri Wright, ranked No. 4 cornerback in the nation, posted a number of tweets containing graphic racial and sexual content, according to ESPN.

The Michigan Wolverines have stopped recruiting Wright. Wright has also visited Colorado, Notre Dame and Rutgers. Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke told Bleacher Report there is a higher standard expected from University of Michigan football student-athletes.

The Wolverines had just dismissed wide receiver Darryl Stonum, who has had two drunken driving offenses, and one for driving with a revoked license.

Don Bosco coach Greg Toal confirmed that Wright was expelled because of the tweets, saying to, “Don Bosco had to do what Don Bosco had to do.”

Toal said he hoped that this didn’t ruin his future in college.

USA Today reported that Don Bosco was No. 1 this season in the paper’s Super 25 high school football rankings. The Don Bosco Ironmen posted a record of 11-0 and won their sixth consecutive state title.

The New Yorker reported that Don Bosco was founded in 1915. Last year, the school awarded 44 scholarships and gave out $700,000 in aid to more than 200 other students.

According to, Wright made the first team for All-Bergen County this year, and was on the second-team All-North Jersey. He has deleted his Twitter account.


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