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There's no such thing as permanent suspension!

Updated: September 1, 2010, 5:15 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby

Thanks to a pending felony sexual-assault charge, the University of Missouri announced that running back Derrick Washington has been "permanently suspended." Which just doesn't make sense.

Not the suspension. The semantics.

According to a report from ESPN.com's David Ubben, the school has closed the door on Washington having an opportunity to return to the program. Which isn't a suspension. It's a dismissal. A ban. Perhaps an expulsion.

A permanent one, ...

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