August 9, 2004
Albany - Former Deerfield-Windsor standout Wayne Riles got some good news Monday morning when the University of Louisville notified him that Riles would be released from his athletic scholarship.
Wayne's father says Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich made the decision this morning after hearing why Riles did not want to return for his sophomore season with the Cardinals.
Wayne Riles was listed as the Cardinals starting tight end coming out of spring practice but decided he wanted to transfer after returning to Albany from summer workouts.
ayne Riles now plans to transfer to Georgia Tech however the Yellow Jackets will have no contact with Wayne until they receive written notification from Louisville that Riles has been released from his scholarship.
Wayne Riles, Sr. said Louisville planned to notify Georgia Tech by telephone on Monday that Riles had been granted his scholarship release but that Georgia Tech will wait until they have that notice in writing.
Wayne Riles will be eligible to practice with his new team this year but will not be eligible to play for ntil the 2005 season.
Riles will have three years of eligibility remaining.
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