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Broken nose may cost him more

Originally Published: November 5, 2004
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The NCAA suspended reigning SEC player of the year Lawrence Roberts of Mississippi State for one game because he did not pay in advance for an NBA draft workout in Portland last June.

Roberts will miss the season opener Thursday against Fairfield.

Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury told ESPN.com Friday morning that the student-athlete reinstatement committee issued the one-game suspension to Roberts early Friday. NCAA rules state that underclassmen must pay their ...

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