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Howard suspends several student athletes, not competitive athletic program

Howard University has suspended several student-athletes from competition for possible NCAA infractions, but the school has not suspended its entire competitive athletics program, according to NBCWashington.com.

The school sent out a statement to NBCWashington News4 that read: “Howard University is conducting an internal investigation of possible NCAA rules-violations. As a result of this process, the University temporarily withheld a number of student-athletes from competition as a self-imposed action. Most teams will compete as scheduled. We are working diligently to fully resolve this matter as quickly as possible. In order to protect the integrity of this review, we are unable to share additional details at this time.”

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Per the twitter-sphere: Miami senior (and AA nominee) “Riquna Williams is not here in Spokane with Miami due to conduct detrimental to the team”

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Oops

Mallard suspended, won’t play vs. A&M

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Say what?

From the Daily News:

A Buffalo girls basketball team was suspended after the players allegedly used a racial slur as part of their pregame cheer.

Tyra Batts, the sole African-American on the Kenmore East High School’s squad, told the Buffalo News that her teammates would hold hands before the game, say a prayer and then shout “One, two, three (n——).”

Might I ask, “Where were the grown ups?”
Well, the kids DID say, “‘You know we’re not racist, Tyra. It’s just a word, not a label.’ ” Sounds like what people say about that Washington NFL team’s name.

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Ooops.

This is becoming an unpleasant trend.

Oklahoma State’s Toni Young  suspended four game for “violation of team policies.”

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Ooops

Phoenix Mercury Forward Kara Braxton Suspended One Game

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NOT how you want to start your season: Prahalis suspended for 3 games by NCAA

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