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The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va.
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Sept. 03--The Virginia Destroyers have cut ties with Pat White.
The United Football League team, which is located in Virginia Beach, Va., confirmed White's release Friday afternoon.
The former WVU star quarterback signed with the team in late June, at which point he said his blood was "boiling" to get back on the field. He reported to camp earlier this month, and Bo White, Pat's father, said his son was "disappointed" by the team's decision.
"They just released him," Bo White said. "It really is a shame."
Destroyers spokesman David Seals said the team would have no comment on the decision to cut White, and messages to the former Mountaineer were not returned.
The Destroyers, who will likely start Chris Greisen at quarterback, must trim their roster to 53 players by next week. About 70 were invited to attend camp.
Bo White said he wasn't sure what his son will try to do next, or if he will try to latch on with another professional team. White, who was selected in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft, by the Miami Dolphins, played in 13 NFL games. After getting cut last season, the 6-foot, 190-pounder from Daphne, Ala., had a short stint with the Kansas City Royals' Major League Baseball franchise this past winter.
WVU plays its first road matches of the season next week, traveling to Texas to take on Baylor, Texas-San Antonio and Texas State.
The Mountaineers (2-3) will start in San Antonio, playing the Roadrunners (0-2) at 3 p.m. Sunday, before traveling to San Marcos to take on the Texas State Bobcats (2-1), at 5 p.m. Monday. The team's last stop will be Waco, where it will take on the Bears (2-1) at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Texas-San Antonio made the NCAA tournament for the second time in program history in 2010, and Baylor reached the NCAA sweet 16 in 2009.
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