Monday, September 3, 2012
C.J. Wilson suspended four games
By Andrea Adelson
The NCAA has suspended NC State cornerback C.J. Wilson for four games, coach Tom O'Brien announced during his weekly news conference Monday.
Wilson had to take 12 credit hours in the spring and pass six, per NCAA rules. O'Brien said Wilson did not pass the required hours while dealing with family issues. But he also added that Wilson has already graduated, and passed 12 hours in the summer with a 3.5 GPA.
The Wolfpack could definitely use Wilson's help in the secondary. Though Wilson had lost his starting job in the spring, NC State showed some glaring weaknesses in the secondary in the opening loss to Tennessee, allowing 333 yards passing. Cornerback David Amerson gave up two long touchdown passes.
Wilson sat out the opener and will be back for Week 5 against Miami. He has 29 starts in three years.