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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Dominic Woodson is suspended

By Dana O'Neil

Dominic Woodson
Dominic Woodson was suspended by Memphis coach Josh Pastner for inappropriate language. "No one is bigger than the program," Pastner said. "That's the bottom line."

Memphis coach Josh Pastner has suspended freshman forward Dominic Woodson indefinitely for using inappropriate language during the No. 20 Tigers' game Wednesday against UCF.

Woodson, a reserve, will not make the Tigers' trip to play Connecticut on Saturday.

Pastner, who does not curse, told Woodson to leave the bench during Memphis' 76-70 win Wednesday, explaining afterward that it was because of Woodson's language.

"You're not going to use it on my bench, so I said, 'See ya,'" Pastner said. "No one is bigger than the program. That's the bottom line." 

Woodson, who averages 7.5 minutes per game, already was toeing a thin line with Pastner after being ejected for a Flagrant 2 foul during last week's game against Gonzaga.