Gophers suspend 10 football players

The U says privacy restrictions prevent them from saying why.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

The University of Minnesota has indefinitely suspended 10 players from the Gopher football team for breaking rules.

The U of M did not specify what led to the suspensions, saying “Due to privacy restrictions relating to student educational data, there is nothing further the University can share.”

According to several media reports, the 10 suspended players are: Ray Buford, Carlton Djam, KiAnte Hardin, Dior Johnson, Tamarion Johnson, Antonio Shenault, Kobe McCrary, Mark Williams, Seth Green and Antoine Winfield Jr.

Wednesday is the last day of the university's fall semester. The Gophers, who finished the regular season with an 8-4 record, are getting ready to travel to San Diego for a Dec. 27 matchup with Washington State at the Holiday Bowl.

The Pioneer Press says head coach Tracy Claeys is in San Diego for an event promoting the Holiday Bowl, so the offensive and defensive coordinators will lead Wednesday's practice and speak to reporters afterward.

This is the second suspension of the season for four of the Gophers. Ray Buford, KiAnte Hardin, Dior Johnson, and Tamarion Johnson were suspended during the investigation of a sexual assault allegation in September.

When prosecutors decided not to press charges, the players were reinstated to the team. But the alleged victim, who was part of the game day staff at the Gophers' stadium, had a restraining order against them. It was dismissed as part of a settlement on Nov. 2.

Next Up

1024px-Hudson,_Wisconsin_9

St. Croix County GOP chair resigns after incendiary post on official website

John Kraft sparked controversy with his 'Prepare for War' post on the party website earlier this month.

ann kim

Ann Kim's new restaurant, Sooki & Mimi, to open in February

The James Beard Award winner is the brains behind Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola, and Hello Pizza.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 1.32.19 PM

Firefighters rescue worker after trench fall in Rochester

The construction worker fell about 15 feet.

gray wolf

Grand Marais mayor's dog survives attack by wolves

He heard his 65-pound dog "screaming bloody murder" and then saw the wolves chasing her.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 12.04.55 PM

Minnesota's COVID vaccine appointment site goes live

Huge demand was expected when the site went live at noon.

emily ford

Duluth woman is hiking 1,000-plus miles on the Ice Age Trail this winter

She could be the second person ever to finish a winter-thru hike of the Wisconsin trail.

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 19

Two days in a row with fewer than 1,000 new cases.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 10.52.12 AM

After fire destroyed their house, couple forced to euthanize beloved dog

The couple's daughter has launched a fundraiser for her parents.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 10.16.14 AM

Investigation after teacher accused of lewd act during distance learning

No charges have been filed yet and the staff member has not been identified.

cook county schools

Investigation after assistant principal displays "joke" Gadsden flag during announcements

"My apologies to anybody who was offended by that part of the snake that was on that comic and it's been taken down."

Related

Restraining orders dismissed as 5 Gopher football players reach settlement

Five Gopher football players agree to settlement that should get them back on the field.

Restraining orders dismissed as 5 Gopher football players reach settlement

Five Gopher football players agree to settlement that should get them back on the field.

3 Gophers football players facing expulsion leave school

Gopher football players facing expulsion from an alleged September sexual assault are announcing plans to leave the U of M.

3 Gophers football players facing expulsion leave school

Gopher football players facing expulsion from an alleged September sexual assault are announcing plans to leave the U of M.

Reports: Panel clears 4 Gopher football players, expels 4 others

Appeals hearings were held last week for 10 players suspended in a sexual assault scandal

Gophers AD to meet with Claeys about future of Gophers football

Gophers AD to meet with Tracy Claeys about future of the football program.

Gophers AD to meet with Claeys about future of Gophers football

Gophers AD to meet with Tracy Claeys about future of the football program.

Gopher football players announce boycott, demand meeting with Regents

Will Gophers football players boycott the Holiday Bowl?