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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Purdue suspends WR O.J. Ross

By Brian Bennett

Purdue could be without a key offensive player for its Little Caesars Bowl game against Western Michigan.

Head coach Danny Hope announced Tuesday that sophomore wide receiver O.J. Ross has been suspended from the team indefinitely for failure to adhere to undisclosed team policy and rules. Ross is the team's third-leading receiver, with 33 catches for 356 yards and three touchdowns.

However, the Boilermakers' statement on the suspension said that Ross's status for the Dec. 27 bowl game has not been determined, leaving open the possibility that he could return.

Purdue already will be without leading rusher Ralph Bolden, who had an ACL tear in the season-ending win over Indiana.