Yes, yes. You don’t care about Buffalo.
However, for those who do (welcome, you two), there’s some bad news for the Bulls’ defense. Junior linebacker Khalil Mack has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, per multiple news outlets. The Buffalo News reports that the suspension comes days after Mack was involved in a fight with a teammate, though the school is staying mum about the alleged situation.
Mack, who was absent from practice on Monday, missed last Saturday’s intersquad scrimmage, and UB coach Jeff Quinn declined to shed further light on the suspension or Mack’s return.
“It’s being handled,” Quinn said. “Right now it’s a day-by-day situation but it’s being handled. It’s the right way to do it.”
UB athletics director Danny White declined comment other than to say the program is following normal protocol for disciplining student athletes and that the situation will be handled with tremendous integrity, character and address what’s best for the student athletes.
Not that UB had a chance in its season opening game against Georgia anyway, but losing Mack is a big loss for the defense. In two seasons, Mack has recorded 133 total tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. He’s also has seven forced fumbles, good enough to tie him for a school record.
Mack was recently named to the Nagurski and Lombardi watch lists.