The Friday afternoon news dump is reserved for news just like this. Pittsburgh has suspended defensive back Titus Howard for the entire 2014 season. As of now the cause for the season-long suspension is unknown, although to make this kind of decision seems to suggest there is a serious reason behind the decision.
Jerry DiPaola was first to report via Twitter.
#Pitt CB Titus Howard, who was No. 1 on the depth chart, has been suspended for the entire season.
— Jerry DiPaola (@JDiPaola_Trib) August 1, 2014
For now we are left to assume this will be classified as a violation of team rules.
As DiPaola made note, Howard was listed at the top of the depth chart for the Panthers heading into the summer camp before the start of the season. He played in 11 games last fall for the Panthers and started in two of them as a freshman. One of those starts came in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against MAC champion Bowling Green.