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Friday, December 21, 2012
Marrone announces Spruill, Rene discipline

By Matt Fortuna

Syracuse coach Doug Marrone disciplined Marquis Spruill and Steven Rene on Friday for their arrests earlier this month, announcing that both would miss a significant portion of the next games they are eligible to play in.

For Spruill, that's the Dec. 29 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Rene, who underwent season-ending surgery last month for an upper body injury, will sit a portion of the first game he is medically cleared to return for.

Spruill was charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment and Rene was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct following an early-morning Dec. 2 altercation with police near campus. Both players, who are 21, appeared to be intoxicated, police said.

Spruill, a junior starting linebacker, recorded 62 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two sacks for the Orange. Rene, a junior running back, saw mostly special-teams action this season.