Thursday, October 2, 2003
George Mason suspends six basketball players
FAIRFAX, Virginia - Six members of the George Mason
men's and women's basketball teams have been suspended for
violation of team and athletic department policies, the school
Sophomore forward Trent Wurtz was suspended for the Patriots'
first three games while senior guard Richard Tynes will miss an
exhibition game on November 13.
On the women's side, senior forward Lesley Harvey and junior
guard Lauren Hediger were suspended four games, and sophomore
guard Jen Daniels and freshman guard A.J. Farrar each will sit
out an exhibition contest.
"We have had separate incidents that have resulted in conduct
that is unacceptable," George Mason athletic director Tom
O'Connor said. "As a department, we have taken appropriate
action according to our student-athlete code of conduct.
"It is our hope that these individuals understand the role they
play and their responsibility to George Mason," O'Connor added.