Farmer suspended from football team

Things continue to be turbulent around the Wildcat football program. Running back Clarence Farmer has been suspended indefinately from the team, leaving his status for spring football and next season up in the air.

University officials, including coaches are not allowed to comment due to NCAA privacy laws but sources close to the program reveal that Farmer has been a "detriment to the team."

The senior running back is not allowed to work out with the team as they prepare for spring ball. Farmer has not been allowed to attend team meetings or work-out with players from the club.

Farmer injured his knee last season and his status for spring ball was still uncertain from a health standpoint. How that factored with the discipline problems affects his future with the team.

Farmer and head coach John Mackovic have had a tenuous relationship in two plus seasons. Some of their early conflicts were revealed on the 2001 ESPN documentary "The Season" and continued during the difficulties that surrounded the program in November. According to sources, things came to a head recently during a heated meeting in the football offices.

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