"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Apparently it's a lot harder for punters to stay out of trouble than we thought. The latest offender: LSU punter Brad Wing.
Now, I would think that it would be even dumber for a specialist like a punter to get in trouble than a regular player. 32 men per year can make six-figure salaries by being good punters, but it's not a position a team is going to take a big risk on. Guys like Hagerup and (maybe) Wing are seriously jeopardizing their earning potential when they get in trouble; in contrast, superior athletes get many more chances to perform and stay out of trouble.
I hope this hasn't been previously posted, but both Stoneburner and Mewhort are now suspended indefinitely after their arrest.
Although the suspensions are somewhat surprising to me, I'm sure the Athletic Department figures that the last thing it needs right now is more negative press. I'd bet they will be reinstated before the Big Ten schedule hits, if not earlier. But either way, this is a significant blow to the offense. Both were projected to be starters.
Bucknuts is reporting that Ohio State sophomore linebacker Dorian Bell was suspended for the year. Alongtheolentangy picked up the story, which is where I saw it, and said that it would be for a team rule that he broke for a third time.
How Urban would deal with the likes of the Spanish Inquisition and OJ.