Indiana Hoosiers junior defensive tackle Darius Latham has been suspended from the team indefinitely, effective immediately. The university announced Latham’s suspension in an official statement, which was reported by Zach Osterman of The Indianapolis Star.
Little detail was given on Latham’s suspension, save for the fact that it is “pending the resolution of a proceeding with Indiana University Office of Student Ethics” and no further comment will be made “until the proceeding is concluded.”
Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson has also not commented on Latham’s suspension, which could not come at a worse time. Indiana is 4-0 this season and off to its best start since going 3-0 to begin 2010, and has a big game on Saturday against their Big Ten rival and the defending national champions the Ohio State Buckeyes in Bloomington, and Latham is arguably the best player the team has up front on defense. Through three games, having sat out the season opener against Southern Illinois due to a separate suspension, he has 10 tackles, two sacks and a team-best five tackles for a loss.
Whatever the reason for Latham’s suspension, however, could be irrelevant at this point. The fact that he has been suspended for the second time this season suggests that when push comes to shove, his time with the Hoosiers could very well be over.
Just the same, Campus Sports will update this story as it develops.
Kickoff between Indiana and No. 1 Ohio State is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
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