Below is a statement from football head coach Jim McElwain regarding the incident this weekend:
â€œAt this point, the three players reported to be involved in the incident over the weekend are indefinitely suspended from the football program. That means they are effectively no longer part of this team and will not take part in any football-related activity. We do not condone in any way, shape or form this type of behavior. It is completely unacceptable.
â€œI understand people want me to remove them from the team immediately. But until the investigation concludes and due process takes its course, suspending them indefinitely is the strongest action I can take.
â€œThe vast majority of players in this program are good kids. They work hard and they do the right thing. They understand that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.â€