Women's hoops: Jones suspended indefinitely

Freshman violates student-athlete discipline policy

Lesha Jones, a freshman on the University of Wisconsin women's basketball team, has been suspended indefinitely after violating the university's Student-Athlete Discipline Policy, the UW announced Tuesday.

Jones, a native of Detroit, is redshirting this season while she recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. The 6-foot-3 center averaged 23 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and nine blocks per game her senior year at Martin Luther King High School.

Under the terms of the Student-Athlete Discipline Policy, any athlete that has been convicted of, or has been charged with, a violation of local, state or federal law related to drugs, gambling or violence, or has committed any felony, is automatically suspended indefinitely from competition and practices.

Citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the university does not release details regarding disciplinary actions.

If Jones does not appeal the decision, she will remain suspended until any charges have been addressed by the legal system and/or until the completion of any university or departmental disciplinary processes.

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