Video interview with departing Arizona WR Delashaun Deanby Anthony Gimino on Jun. 27, 2010, under Sports
Chris Bonney of WildcatSportsReport.com sat down with Arizona Wildcats senior receiver Delashaun Dean, who will be transferring following his suspension, which came after a charge of misconduct involving a weapon.
You can see video of the full interview at WildcatSportsReport.com, which is a partner in the TucsonCitizen.com Sports Network.
Dean talks about the incident involving his gun at IHOP, his impending transfer — he says he is headed to Division II Texas A&M Kingsville, where he will be eligible to play this season — and about his four-year career at Arizona.
Bonney asked Dean if his effective dismissal from the team was “punishment that fit the crime.”
“Absolutely not,” Dean said. “Carrying a firearm is my right, you know what I’m saying? I understand it’s against his (Mike Stoops‘) policy but … man, to just release somebody after four years, I think it’s a little bit harsh.
“But I respect his decision, and I love Stoops as a person, and he made his decision, so I have to stick with it.”
Dean had 42 catches last season, and his 131 career receptions rank eighth on UA’s all-time list.
“I definitely have a lot to be proud of,” Dean said. “I’m very close to a college degree and I did a lot of good things on the field … helped the program turn it around.”
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