Wilson clarifies Saturday's suspensions

Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson clarified his comments' on the Saturday suspensions after saying Monday that the players were not available rather than suspended. All nine players served a one-game suspension, with eight of the nine returning for the Hoosiers' home game this Saturday against Florida International.

Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson clarified his comments on the lengths of suspensions given to nine players before Saturday's game against Southern Illinois in a statement released by IU Athletics Monday evening.

"I want to clarify my comments from earlier today. All nine players listed prior to the season opener against Southern Illinois were suspended for that game, eight of whom had a one-game suspension," Wilson said in the statement. "(Linebacker) Tegray Scales was given a two-game suspension, which he will finish serving at Saturday's game against Florida International."

When Wilson met the media Monday afternoon, he said that the nine players who did not play were "not available" and that they wouldn't have dressed or traveled if they were suspended.

The following is the rest of Wilson's original statement to the media Monday afternoon:

"I want to quickly address, not in a bad way, but after the game the comments of nine guys suspended. We had nine guys not available. If they were suspended they wouldn't have dressed, they wouldn't have traveled. They weren't allowed to play in the game. Our decision. Our program has standards we live up to. And when you miss the game, you miss the next game."

Indiana's next game is this Saturday against Florida International, with kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m.


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