Posted by Chip Patterson
North Carolina star defensive tackle Marvin Austin was the first Tar Heel under fire when the NCAA began investigating the North Carolina program earlier this summer. Now he is the first one to receive a punishment.
However, head coach Butch Davis says the suspension is not related to any of the allegations regarding agents or academic improprieties.
"The decision is not a result of the ongoing NCAA review," Davis said. "Marvin has violated team rules and neglected his responsibilities to the team."
No time table has been set for the suspension, but he will not play against LSU on Saturday in Atlanta.
We will update the story further as more details are revealed.