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Illini suspend Jonathan Brown 1 game

Updated: October 3, 2011, 12:54 PM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

Illinois has suspended starting linebacker Jonathan Brown one game for kneeing a Northwestern player in the groin on Saturday.

Brown, who is the second-leading tackler for the No. 19 Illini, was flagged for a personal foul in the first half of Saturday's 38-35 win when he kneed lineman Patrick Ward in the groin well after the play was over. He will not play this week at Indiana.

"We are extremely disappointed by what happened on Saturday and Jonathan knows that," Illinois coach ...

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