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UNC CBs Stewart, Hughes Suspended

Both UNC cornerbacks are facing misdemeanor assault charges.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina sophomore cornerback M.J. Stewart and freshman cornerback Mike Hughes have been suspended indefinitely from football team-related activities for a violation of team rules, UNC announced on Thursday evening.

The suspensions stem from an altercation that occurred on Oct. 4 at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at 303 E. Franklin St, according to police records. Stewart is charged with a count of misdemeanor assault and battery, while Hughes is charged with a count of misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.

“We have been aware of this situation since the night of the altercation and have been working closely with the University and Chapel Hill Police to gather relevant information,” head coach Larry Fedora said in a statement. “We hold our players to a high standard and M.J. and Mike will face the consequences for their involvement.”

Neither player will play against Wake Forest on Saturday night.

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