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Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wisconsin suspends safeties Carter, Pleasant

By staff

Posted by's Adam Ritenberg

Wisconsin senior safeties Shane Carter and Aubrey Pleasant have been indefinitely suspended from the team, head coach Bret Bielema announced Saturday morning.

No explanation for the suspensions was given in a short news release announcing the suspensions, but Wisconsin officials expect to release more information later today. Carter and Pleasant are listed as backups to Chris Maragos and Jay Valai.

Carter, who led the Big Ten with seven interceptions in 2007, was suspended for bowl practices and the Champs Sports Bowl in December for violating team rules. The younger brother of former Ohio State and NFL star Cris Carter has started 20 games for the Badgers, while Pleasant has made 14 starts and recorded 80 career tackles.

Bielema is expected to address reporters at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET.