Kicked off

Georgia State Athletics
Christian Benvenuto

Georgia State back-up kicker Christian Benvenuto was officially dismissed from the football team as of Oct. 16 for “violation of team rules, which could be a lot of different things,” said Allison George, Assistant AD for Sports Communications.

Georgia State athletics refused to give any further facts regarding Benvenuto’s termination.

“Quite frankly, it’s none of your damn business – it’s a team matter,” said George when asked for details.

The sophomore kicker had already been punished for indiscipline issues in April.

That time, he was suspended indefinitely from the team for being involved in an altercation that took place at a parking lot of a bar located at the intersection of Peachtree Street and West Shadowlawn.

Reports said that the Palm Coast, Fla. native, along with former QB Bo Schlechter and linebacker Dexter Moody were handcuffed right at the scene.

So far this season, Benvenuto was the fifth top scorer in the team with 11 points, connecting two out of three field goal attempts.

In 2011, in his freshman year, he was the team’s second highest total scorer with 46 points.