MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia suspended 11 players for its season opener Saturday for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Coach Neal Brown announced the suspensions Saturday before the Mountaineers played at home against Eastern Kentucky.READ MORE: Pa. Game Commission Issues Executive Order To Protect Wild Rabbits, Hares From Disease
The school would not specify what the players did, except to say this is not related to the coronavirus.
Among them were slot wide receivers T.J. Simmons and Isaiah Esdale, tight ends T.J. Banks and Mike O’Laughlin, and two starting offensive linemen, center Chase Behrndt and left tackle Junior Uzebu.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cold Front Passes, Sunshine And Warmer Temperatures Return
Also suspended were backup offensive linemen Zach Davis and Tairiq Stewart, backup wide receiver Zack Dobson and long snapper JP Hadley.
Freshman cornerback Vincent Okloli was the lone suspended player on defense.MORE NEWS: 4 Teens Accused Of Plotting Attack At A Pennsylvania High School On Columbine Anniversary
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