Quarterback Austin Allen will have one less weapon in the passing game at his disposal when Arkansas takes the field later on Thursday.
In a press release, Bret Bielema announced that Jeremy Sprinkle has been suspended and will not play in tonight’s Belk Bowl matchup with Virginia Tech. The head coach cited “conduct detrimental to the team” as the reason behind the punitive measure, although he did add that the “suspension isn’t drug, alcohol or violence related.”
As this is the tight end’s last season of eligibility, it ends his collegiate playing career.
“Jeremy’s suspension has been known by our staff and players for several days so we’ve had a chance to prepare our game plan accordingly,” a statement from Bielema began. “Throughout his career and this season as a graduate student-athlete, Jeremy has displayed numerous times the qualities we want to represent our program. We have standards within our family that must be upheld on a daily basis and unfortunately he failed to do that in the last week.”
This season, Sprinkle was third on the team with 33 receptions. His four receiving touchdowns tied for second on the Razorbacks, while his 380 yards receiving were fourth.