Moss Suspended for Bowl Game

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- North Carolina freshman Donte Moss will sit out the Dec. 26 Meineke Car Care Bowl against Pittsburgh, according to sources close to the situation.

The one-game suspension is due to Moss's involvement in an altercation at the conclusion of the N.C. State game.

"He made a very, very unwise action, just pushing a guy away that was taunting him and in his face," UNC head coach Butch Davis said on Tuesday. "We had a private conversation. We talked about it and as I told him, I said, ‘That's something that you've got to have composure; it's frustrating, it's disappointing to lose a ball game, but you can't lose your cool and you can't lose your composure.' So we are going to suspend him from the game."

The true freshman defensive end from Jacksonville, N.C. recorded two sacks in reserve action this season.

Moss was also involved in an on-campus altercation with a teammate in July and faced a misdemeanor charge of assault, though the charge was dropped and Davis said those involved were "disciplined internally."

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