ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan coach Brady Hoke has suspended cornerback J.T. Floyd, punter Will Hagerup and linebacker Brandin Hawthorne for a violation of team rules.
Hoke says in an announcement Sunday that the three players will not travel with the 19th-ranked Wolverines for the Outback Bowl against No. 11 South Carolina because each of them used poor judgment. He didn’t specify which team rules were broken.
Floyd is a starting cornerback and Hagerup is the team’s top punter. Hawthorne is a backup linebacker.
Hoke says it’s an honor to play football for the University of Michigan and there are high standards and expectations for everyone that represents the program.
Iowa State’s Johnson out for Liberty Bowl
Iowa State running back Shontrelle Johnson will miss the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31 against Tulsa with a knee injury. Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads says Johnson injured his right knee making a cut during practice on Saturday. Rhoads says Johnson likely will have surgery in January. Johnson started six games this season. He leads Iowa State (6-6) with 504 yards rushing.
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