Croom is a disciplinarian and wastes no time cleaning his new home. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/football/ncaa/02/08/bc.fbc.missst.williams.ap/ STARKVILLE, Miss (AP) -- Mississippi State safety Darren Williams, a junior who led the Bulldogs in interceptions last season, has been dismissed from the team for violating team rules, coach Sylvester Croom said. Croom would not say what rules Williams broke. Williams could not be reached for comment. "Darren came to me and told me he was contemplating entering the NFL draft," Croom said Monday. "During that time, while he was deliberating, he violated some team rules. Now, he will not be playing for us this fall." Williams, a 6-foot-2, 209-pound safety, did not applying for early entry into the draft by the Jan. 15 deadline for underclassmen, according to a list released by the NFL. Williams started eight games during the Bulldogs' 3-8 season, making four interceptions. He was third on the team in tackles with 63. Williams has not taken his redshirt year, meaning he would have one year of eligibility remaining if he transfers and continues to play football. Under NCAA rules, he can transfer to another Division I-A school and sit out a year, or he can play immediately at a Division I-AA or Division II school. Williams is the latest in a string of players signed by previous coach Jackie Sherrill -- many of them highly recruited out of high school -- to be disciplined by Croom, in his second season as coach at Mississippi State.