PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU football coach Kalani Sitake says two players cited for alcohol-related offenses over the weekend were released from the team several weeks ago.

Sitake said at a Monday news conference that linebacker Francis Bernard had asked to be released several weeks ago and that was granted.

Bernard had been suspended for violating BYU's honor code and was arrested Saturday on suspicion of DUI, driving without a valid license or proper registration.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that safety Marvin Hifo was with Bernard and cited for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

Sitake says Hifo quit the school and team several weeks ago after an injury. Sitake didn't offer further details.

Neither Bernard nor Hifo had a listed number where they could be reached for comment.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com