Rutgers Coach Eddie Jordan Suspends Injured Forward DeShawn Freeman

Rutgers announced an indefinite suspension for junior forward DeShawn Freeman for what coach Eddie Jordan called "a failure to meet team expectations."

Already out for the season with a knee injury, junior forward DeShawn Freeman is also indefinitely suspended from team basketball activities for what coach Eddie Jordan said was a "failure to meet team expectations."

Freeman, who was limited in a practice role during recovery, is a junior college All-American that averaged 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game before his season-ending injury.

"To build a winning program, all of our student-athletes must commit to be successful academically, personally and athletically," Jordan said in a statement. "Deshawn has not met these expectations in a consistent manner. He has the opportunity to return to basketball activities once he does."

Freeman is one of three forwards out for the season at Rutgers (6-18, 0-11). 

It is the first suspension under Jordan since freshman guard Corey Sanders sat out the opener because of a self-reported violation.


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