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Montel Harris Discusses Boston College Dismissal For First Time

Montel Harris talks about his dismissal from Boston College.

CHESTNUT HILL MA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Montel Harris #2 of the Boston College Eagles is stopped by Lyndell Gibson #44 of the Virginia Tech Hokies on September 25 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CHESTNUT HILL MA - SEPTEMBER 25: Montel Harris #2 of the Boston College Eagles is stopped by Lyndell Gibson #44 of the Virginia Tech Hokies on September 25 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Montel Harris was one of the best players the Boston College Eagles have ever had. In fact, Harris is the all-time leading rusher in the programs storied history.

Unfortunately, Harris had to be dismissed from the team allegedly due to violations of team rules. Now on Temple, Harris spoke publicly for the first time to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer about the saga.

When asked about why Boston College cut ties with him, Harris chose to look ahead.

"Things didn’t work out the way both ends wanted them to," said Harris. "I had to do what was best for me. The coach had to do what’s best for him. Temple ended up being the best fit for me."

Furthermore, Harris said he didn't appreciate the way people talked about him after his departure from the Eagles program.

"Yeah, some people feel like things weren’t handled the right way. But I can’t let that get me down. Things were said the way they were said. But the people, who really need to know, know what happened and it’s not what everyone thinks."

Harris, now at Temple to finish out his college career, wants to just move forward and leave the past alone.

"I don’t regret anything. I think everything happens for a reason. Me coming to Temple allows me to still be able to play football and have a chance at the next level."

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