Providence suspended freshmen Austin and Bullock for the season

Dec 1, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Providence Friars head coach Ed Cooley talks to players during a time out against the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half at Barclays Center. Kentucky won 79-65. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

According to CBS Sports, Providence freshmen Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock have been suspended for the rest of the season by the team.

The two newcomers have been suspended since November, when the Friars announced they were indefinitely for “not upholding their responsibilities as student-athletes.”

Neither has played yet this season.


“We hold our student-athletes to very high standards,” head coach Ed Cooley said in a statement when they were initially suspended. “We are disappointed in some of the choices that Brandon and Rodney have made. Due to this, we have decided to suspend them indefinitely from any game action.”

Even though they are suspended, the two freshmen can still play with the team, however, even though they can’t play, they still will play other roles with the team.

The school hasn’t given many details on the reasons behind the suspensions, with Cooley telling reporters in December: “We’re going to abide by the college code. If they can’t play, they’ll be cheerleaders.”

Topics: College Basketball, Providence Friars

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