Brown is expected to transfer to Kansas State, but without a release he is not eligible for a scholarship this season while he sits out under NCAA transfer rules.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Dooley made the decision Friday night. Dooley says Brown does not meet the criteria he requires to grant a release.
Brown was considered by some scouting services to be the top high school recruit in 2009. He played behind Montario Hardesty last season, rushing for 460 yards and three touchdowns.
Charges dropped against Sturdivant
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a drug charge against a North Carolina linebacker after he entered a deferred prosecution agreement.
Stanly County prosecutor John Phillips told The Charlotte Observer on Friday that Quan Sturdivant will be required to complete 24 hours of community service and have a substance abuse assessment. His case was dismissed last week.
Sturdivant was charged July 10 with simple possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana during a traffic stop. North Carolina coach Butch Davis said after Sturdivant’s arrest that the All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer would be disciplined, but did not say what the punishment would be.
Sturdivant led the team last season with 79 tackles.