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"I made a mistake and am prepared to deal with the consequences of that," the senior said in a statement released by the school. "There's no one that holds me to a higher standard than the one I hold myself to, so nobody is more disappointed than I am."
Mark ran for more than 1,000 yards and was an All-American punt returner in 2012. He missed most of the 2013 season with a variety of injuries before receiving a medical hardship and fifth year of eligibility from the NCAA.
Northwestern has suspended star running back/kick returner Venric Mark for the first two games of the season for an undisclosed violation of team policy.