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UNC suspends starting linebacker following assault charge

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North Carolina linebacker Travis Hughes has been charged with assault and has been suspended from all team activities.

According to a report by The Charlotte Observer, Hughes was charged Thursday morning by campus police. The charge came following a reported altercation with a university parking attendant. Once informed of the incident, UNC head coach Larry Fedora took action and suspended his starting will linebacker.

The suspension is likely put in place until the legal process plays itself out. That is the typical protocol, even though Hughes has had a previous run-in with police. Last January Hughes was charged for possession of drug paraphernalia. This will surely be something to keep a close eye on for the Tar Heels. Hughes started in 11 games for North Carolina last season and is slated to be a returning starter in 2014 at a key position on the defensive side of the football.

As it stands now Hughes is still a part of the program, but just prohibited from participating in any team-related activities until Fedora decides it is appropriate to join the team again.

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4 Responses to “UNC suspends starting linebacker following assault charge”
  1. asimonetti88 says: Jan 23, 2014 9:45 PM

    Looks like Hughes just isn’t someone that Coach Fedora can hang his hat on anymore.

  2. coondabye says: Jan 23, 2014 9:47 PM

    For such a good school, UNC has some serious problems in the athletic department.

  3. tttrojan4life says: Jan 24, 2014 12:41 AM

    At least he can read and write…….oh wait….

  4. chiadam says: Jan 24, 2014 8:25 AM

    Assistant coach Derby and AD Ten Gallon did not comment for this article.

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