Demry Croft, the sophomore quarterback who after Saturday’s loss to Wisconsin asked Gophers coach P.J. Fleck for his release from the program, on Monday night said he’ll transfer from Minnesota and that he was falsely accused of damaging a door, which led to a suspension early in the season. “After this semester ends I will be transferring from the University of Minnesota,’’ Croft posted in a statement on Twitter. “Due to the unfortunate situation I have decided to leave the football program and the University of Minnesota. I was falsely accused of damaging a door. Which I was indefinitely suspended for. The video clearly shows my innocence. Which has created a very uncomfortable environment. Which my family and I have decided to depart from the University and start a new chapter.’’ Croft in his statement also thanked former Gophers coach Jerry Kill for recruiting him and the current staff for this season. Croft, a Rockford, Ill., native, was named co-starter with senior Conor Rhoda during training camp. Rhoda started the season’s first two games, with Croft seeing action, too. He was suspended indefinitely after the Gophers’ 48-14 win at Oregon State in Week 2. He missed games against Middle Tennessee and Maryland, before rejoining the team on Oct. 7 at Purdue.
Ex-Gophers QB Demry Croft says he was unfairly suspended
Minneapolis Star Tribune | Nov 28