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Illinois' Justin Staples to be suspended

Posted on: March 7, 2012 11:10 am
Edited on: March 7, 2012 11:13 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Following a DUI arrest on campus on February 9, in which he was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .157, Illinois defensive lineman Justin Staples was suspended from winter workouts for two weeks.

If Staples thought that would be the extent of his punishment, he was wrong.

Staples will be allowed to participate in spring practice with the Illini, which starts Wednesday, but he'll be missing some time this fall when the games begin.

New head coach Tim Beckman said that Staples will "miss some game time" but did not go into specifics into how much game time that is exactly. It could be a half, a game, or a number of games.

Staples started only one game as a redshirt junior in 2011, but played in all 13 games, recording 16 tackles and a sack.

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Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2012 3:58 pm

Illinois' Justin Staples to be suspended

Suspended from winter workouts...I bet Staples is overjoyed at his 2-week punishment, now he doesn't have to make the mandatory 7am workouts. He has to slum it at the student's weight room with a "friend" from the athletic department. You know what the other guys are thinking...Da-da, da-da-da, da (My best Captian Morgan's impression).
And "Miss some gametime"....If I know Illinois, they will count offensive plays as part of his gametime missed.

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