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Monday, October 11, 2010
DE Scott Smith suspended for season

By David Ubben
ESPN.com

Texas Tech defensive end Scott Smith has been suspended for the remainder of the season, Red Raiders coach Tommy Tuberville said on Monday.

Tuberville suspended Smith for a violation of team rules, but declined to reveal the action that warranted the suspension.

"He made a mistake, but he'll pay for it and he'll be out the rest of the season," Tuberville said. "He'll be able to practice and go through practices and continue to learn."

Smith played in Tech's first four games and started against Iowa State, before the team announced on Friday he would be suspended indefinitely, one day before the team was set to take on Baylor, a game it won 45-38 at the Cotton Bowl. The 6-foot-6, 266-pound junior registered 14 tackles, including four for loss, along with three sacks and one interception this season.

David Ubben covers the Big 12 for ESPN.com