University of Arkansas basketball coach John Pelphrey says at least one of the three Arkansas players included in a rape investigation that did not lead to charges will be suspended for two to three games in the 2009-2010 season, the Associated Press reports. The players' names have not been released, and won't be, but they will be punished for not adhering to what Pelphrey called student-athletes' "higher standard and code of conduct."
Here's part of the statement that Pelphrey released on arkansasrazorbacks.com:
While I am not permitted under federal privacy laws to disclose specific actions involving individual student-athletes, I know Razorback fans want to be confident that these matters have been dealt with seriously. I can assure you that there will be meaningful consequences for those individuals who have violated team rules and have not met the expectations of conduct required of our student-athletes. These sanctions and corrective measures will be applied on an individual basis but include suspensions from multiple athletic competitions, supplemental mandatory educational programming, community service requirements and additional conditioning and training regimens.
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