Justin Lewis, who started in 12 of 13 games at right guard last season, has been dismissed from the Maryland football program because of a violation of team policies, Coach Randy Edsall announced Tuesday.

“As with any organization there are policies which must be adhered to by all individuals and when they are not, there are consequences for an individual’s actions,” Edsall said in a news release issued by the school.

A native of Johnsonville, S.C., Lewis played in 24 career games, including 15 starts — all at right guard.