The SMU Mustangs haven't kicked off the spring football season on high note with losing two of their best players to suspensions. According Mustangs beat writer Laken Litman, SMU head coach June Jones suspended wide receiver Darius Johnson and linebacker Taylor Reed until further notice, with no indication of what the exact reason is. Litman said that Jones did leave the door open for possible academic issues.
Way to kick things off for #SMU this spring: 2 best players--WR Darius Johnson, LB Taylor Reed--suspended til further notice by June Jones.— Laken Litman (@LakenLitman) April 2, 2012
Jones wouldn't say why he suspended the two, but hinted at academics: "Gotta take care of business," he said. "Not just football."— Laken Litman (@LakenLitman) April 2, 2012
Jones dismissed these players from drills on Monday. Last season, Johnson had 1,118 receiving yards for the Mustangs while Reed posted the most tackles on the team, with 9.5 tackles for loss and four sacks.
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