Louisiana Ragin' Cajun JUCO transfer linebacker Ferrod Gardner was dismissed from the program following a felony identity theft arrest last Friday.

Jim Hummel of KATC-TV3 first reported the story last night.

Gardner transferred to UL from Coffeyville Community College last summer.

He was a walk-on at Missouri two seasons ago. Gardner was expected to be the starting inside linebacker for the Cajuns, but suffered a foot injury in fall camp, requiring season-ending surgery.