Thursday, September 2, 2010

Crazy Hair And Ill-Fitting Jersey Get Austin Suspended?

Butch Davis isn’t saying exactly why Marvin Austin (#9) is indefinitely suspended, but he did say it has nothing to do with the ongoing NCAA investigation. Now is that like when a coach says he’s absolutely not leaving Fill-In-The-Blank University and then says two days later he’s the new coach at Fill-In-The-Blank State…?

So…Is it the hair, the tight jersey, the loud music, the improperly tined windows? What, what, what?

According to ACC Now, the Tar Heel tackle, who has been interviewed as part of the NCAA's investigation into possible improper benefits provided to players by sports agents, was suspended indefinitely Wednesday for violating team rules and neglecting his responsibilities to the team.

That means the flamboyant star senior who hasn’t cut his hair in four years will not travel to Atlanta for UNC's season opener against No. 21 LSU in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff on Saturday. And sometime before the 18th-ranked Tar Heels board the team the bus at 9:30 a.m. Friday, the school plans to announce who else won't be making the trip, athletic director Dick Baddour said.

The Tar Heels are mired in two investigations: the one by the NCAA, which began in early July, and the school's own probe, announced last Thursday, into whether a former tutor who was employed by both the school and Tar Heels football coach Butch Davis committed academic misconduct while working with football players.

Davis said in a prepared statement Wednesday that "this decision is not a result of the ongoing NCAA review." Baddour reiterated that sentiment, saying that no one should assume the suspension had anything to do with breaking NCAA or academic rules.

Basketball coach Roy Williams has since announced that none of this players are involved in any way with the tutor or tutoring in question.

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