Safety Suspended From Team

Junior Against West Virginia (US PRESSWIRE)

Jerome Junior, Connecticut's fourth-leading tackler last season, has been suspended from the football team and his no longer enrolled in classes.

UConn's athletic communications department issued a statement Thursday morning saying that Junior, who was to be a redshirt senior in the fall, has been suspended for a violation of team rules.

Junior, a safety from Baltimore, Md., had 60 tackles in 2011, despite missing the game at Buffalo when he also was suspended for a team rule violation and did not travel with the team.

The release said Junior is no longer enrolled and will not be for the fall 2000 semester. UConn said there would be no further comment on the matter.

After his suspension for the Buffalo game, Junior said it was not for a violation of drug policies. He called it a "little bump in the road" and said it was "messing up," according to The Hartford Courant.

When he was reinstated then, he said that his teammates were upset and disappointed in him.

"I'm good with coach right now," he told The Courant in September. "But I basically got to take care of business."

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