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Garrett Wittels' playing status unclear

Updated: February 11, 2011, 2:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MIAMI -- Shortstop Garrett Wittels' status for the start of Florida International's season -- when he was to resume pursuit of the NCAA Division I record hitting streak -- remains unclear after he was charged in a rape case in the Bahamas in December.

Wittels has a 56-game hitting streak and is chasing the 1987 record of 58 straight games with a hit, set by Robin Ventura of Oklahoma State. FIU opens its season Feb. 18.

But there's more hanging over Wittels than the continuation of ...

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