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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ UCLA coach Bob Toledo announced Wednesday that senior linebacker Audie Attar has been dismissed from the squad for violation of undisclosed team rules.

``I feel this decision is in the best interests of the program,'' Toledo said in a statement. ``It's unfortunate that I have to take this action, but this is not the first time Audie has violated team policy.''

Attar, who played in 11 games last season and recorded 11 tackles, will remain on scholarship to aid him in earning his degree as long as he remains in good academic standing, Toledo said.

``I don't agree with the decision,'' Attar said in a statement. ``I feel it was premature and I would hope Coach Toledo would consider an appeal.''

Attar was suspended for the 1999 season-opener against Boise State.