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UConn safety gets hit with season-long suspension

Mike Shanahan, Jerome Junior AP

Yep, it’s officially the offseason, where suspensions and arrests begin to congeal into one category.

The latest player to be hit with a suspension for breaking team rules is UConn safety Jerome Junior. The school announced today that Junior will miss the entire 2012 season, and that Junior is currently not enrolled in school, nor will he be enrolled in the fall.

Junior started 11 games for UConn last year, sitting out one game for violation of team policies. He was fourth on the team with 60 tackles.

Sounds like Junior can kiss his days with the Huskies goodbye.

Here’s what UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni had to say, courtesy of Desmond Conner at the Hartford Courant.

“Yeah, the message is that we have program policies, we have a very, very high level of expectation of our players in many areas and one of those areas is behavior – whether it be on campus, off campus, in the meeting room, on the practice field, at the game we’re not going to accept anything but appropriate behavior. It was a violation, for me, it was a violation of what’s expected here in the football program and we can’t accept it.”

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3 Responses to “UConn safety gets hit with season-long suspension”
  1. dryzzt23 says: Feb 16, 2012 3:29 PM

    Wow, yet another example of what imbeciles some of these kids are who play college football.

    I am sure he was told of what a privelege it is to play college football and get a degree for free. Yet he chooses to ignore that and do whatever he wants to do.

    I hope he stands up and accepts his consequences like a man and does not play the race card.

  2. theshopblog says: Feb 16, 2012 3:35 PM

    Reblogged this on The Shop Blog.

  3. youk75 says: Feb 18, 2012 2:35 AM

    Good moves by the coach

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