In a move that was expected for many weeks, North Carolina has officially suspended Marvin Austin indefinitely from the football team.
Apparently, however, the defensive tackle will be sitting out for a reason not involving any NCAA investigation.
“This decision is not a part of the ongoing NCAA review,” Tar Heels head coach Butch Davis stated in a press release issued by the football program. He added that Austin had “neglected his responsibilities to the team” and was being suspended for a violation of team rules and not because of the inquiry into UNC’s academic issues and the possible relationship several players had with agents.
Austin will not be a part of the team when the Heels play LSU Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.