Illini Lose Jamar Smith Remainder of Season

In a statement from Illinois Head Coach Bruce Weber today, a decision has been made about the future of shooting guard Jamar Smith to end all speculation. Read here for Weber's comments.

CHAMPAIGN, ILL.--"It has been mutually agreed upon between myself and Jamar Smith and his family, that he sit out the remainder of this season so that he can focus all of his attention on the physical, emotional, academic and other related issues he will face in the coming weeks. As I said Wednesday, this is a very difficult time for Jamar. Our coaches, players and program will continue to support him as he deals with this situation."

Earlier in the week Smith was involved in a car accident that included teammate Brian Carlwell, since the accident Carlwell's status has been upgraded to fair, and it has been reported by family members that Smith is at his Peoria, IL home.

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