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West Virginia will be shorthanded when it opens the season at home today. Sources tell EerSports 11 players are not allowed to play when the Mountaineers entertain Eastern Kentucky at Milan Puskar Stadium.

However, the absences are not linked to positive test results for COVID-19 and are instead suspensions for a violation of team rules.

A source said to expect quite a few changes to the two-deep the team released Monday, particularly on offense, which will be without multiple starters. The source said head coach Neal Brown suspended starting left tackle Junior Uzebu, starting center Chase Behrndt, starting inside receiver T.J. Simmons, backup inside receiver Isaiah Esdale, backup inside receiver Zack Dobson, tight ends Mike O'Laughlin and T.J. Banks, backup offensive linemen Tairiq Stewart and Zach Davis, backup cornerback David Vincent-Okoli and backup long snapper J.P. Hadley.

Sources said it’s a one-game suspension, and each player is eligible to return for WVU’s second game on the road against Oklahoma State on Sept. 26.


https://247sports.com/college/west-virgi...151332631/
We could use a huge upset this season.
(09-12-2020 09:22 AM)TerryD Wrote: [ -> ]West Virginia will be shorthanded when it opens the season at home today. Sources tell EerSports 11 players are not allowed to play when the Mountaineers entertain Eastern Kentucky at Milan Puskar Stadium.

However, the absences are not linked to positive test results for COVID-19 and are instead suspensions for a violation of team rules.

But ... were the violations of team rules related to Covid, as in breaking a Covid protocol?
If you are going to do it, this is the time of year to suspend players (before playing conference games).
(09-12-2020 09:50 AM)quo vadis Wrote: [ -> ]
(09-12-2020 09:22 AM)TerryD Wrote: [ -> ]West Virginia will be shorthanded when it opens the season at home today. Sources tell EerSports 11 players are not allowed to play when the Mountaineers entertain Eastern Kentucky at Milan Puskar Stadium.

However, the absences are not linked to positive test results for COVID-19 and are instead suspensions for a violation of team rules.

But ... were the violations of team rules related to Covid, as in breaking a Covid protocol?

They have not specified what team rules were violated.
It's a lot easier to be harsh when you're playing Eastern Kentucky than Oklahoma.
(09-12-2020 09:50 AM)quo vadis Wrote: [ -> ]
(09-12-2020 09:22 AM)TerryD Wrote: [ -> ]West Virginia will be shorthanded when it opens the season at home today. Sources tell EerSports 11 players are not allowed to play when the Mountaineers entertain Eastern Kentucky at Milan Puskar Stadium.

However, the absences are not linked to positive test results for COVID-19 and are instead suspensions for a violation of team rules.

But ... were the violations of team rules related to Covid, as in breaking a Covid protocol?

There was a huge...uproar...that was caused when several thousand WVU students, most without face-masks, packed High Street in Morgantown last weekend, when the Governor temporarily allowed clubs to re-open. Inside the clubs, strict limits were in place, but out on the street, it was chaos. I heard that the police needed pepper spray to disperse things and now all the bars and clubs are closed again.

My suspicion is that these suspensions are related to that whole mess.
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