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Arkansas suspends five players

Posted on: November 10, 2009 4:54 pm
Edited on: November 10, 2009 4:56 pm

Remember that column two months ago about Arkansas' offseason problems? On Tuesday, John Pelphrey delivered the punishment for their indiscretions by suspending five players for various amounts of time -- among them double-digit scorers Courtney Fortson and Stefan Welsh. Both starters are suspended indefinitely.

"In the course of this process, we analyzed each student-athlete's situation independently and made determinations based on each set of circumstances," Pelphrey said in a released statement. "We will continue to address disciplinary matters in a straight-forward manner and take action when players do not meet the expectations of conduct required of our student-athletes. Our program remains committed to representing the University of Arkansas, individually and collectively, in an appropriate manner."

Arkansas opens the season Friday against Alcorn State.

Since: Oct 27, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2009 11:57 am

Arkansas suspends five players

Our program remains committed to representing the University of Arkansas
Its good to see a coach who punishes their kids no matter who they are and what their contribution on the team is.  The kids have to learn that its not about themselves, they have to make better decisions because their is a bigger picture involved.  Your representing a team thats apart of an institution.  Pelphrey is going to be a good one!

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