Devon Smith departs Penn St. team

Updated: June 22, 2012, 11:20 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Penn State senior wide receiver Devon Smith has left the team for personal reasons, coach Bill O'Brien announced Friday.

Smith started last season and recorded 25 receptions for 402 yards, ranking third on the team in both categories. He was projected as a starter on Penn State's depth chart released after spring practice, although he missed much of the spring with a foot injury.

Lions247.com reported Smith's departure earlier this week.

It's unclear if Smith's exit is related to a charge for possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from a March 14 incident where police searched Smith's apartment. Smith has applied for the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program.