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Robert Morris Suspends Four Players

Robert Morris is expected to suit up just eight players for Saturday's contest against Wagner after a rash of suspensions and two other players deciding their fate personally.

Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Robert Morris has won five straight games in the NEC, and it seemed like nothing could slow the Colonials down. That all changed Friday, when a statement from the school announced that Jeremiah Worthem, Britton Lee, Evan Grey and Shaire Tolson-Ford were all suspended indefinitely for "violation of university policy".

Athletic Director Craig Coleman was the voice of yesterday's statement:

"Student-athletes at Robert Morris University are held to the highest standards and, unfortunately, these four individuals have violated university policy. We trust that these young men have learned from their mistake and will bounce back as better individuals as a result of this action."

Worthem is the biggest loss for the Colonials, as the freshman is averaging 8.9 points and 4.1 rebounds on the year. Worthem dropped 21 points in his most recent game against Mount St. Mary's and is the reigning NEC Rookie of the Week.

The suspensions just compound depth issues for Andy Toole's squad, as Desjuan Newton and Mike McFadden have sat out recent games deciding whether or not they want to stay in Moon Township.

The Colonials dressed out just 8 players n their win over Sacred Heart on Thursday. The Pittsburgh Post Gazetterecently mentioned that D.J. Pearson, a tight end on Robert Morris' football team, worked out with an assistant coach this week.

Robert Morris takes on Wagner (9-9,3-2) Saturday in Moon Township.

UPDATE (9:59 AM): D.J. Pearson made the team and will join the Colonials bench today.