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UNC suspends two cornerbacks, including one starter

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The University of North Carolina has suspended two of their cornerbacks which could pose issues in the depth chart at that position.

The indefinite suspensions of sophomore M.J. Stewart and freshman Mike Hughes are the result of an off-field altercation that happened on Sunday, Oct.4.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported that Hughes, who has seen playing time in all five games this season as a true freshman, is being charged with one count of misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.

Stewart, the starting cornerback, is being charged with one count of misdemeanor assault and battery.

The incident happened at a frat house, where Hughes and Stewart were involved in a fight. However, the alleged victims did not report it to authorities until Thursday, 11 days after the fight occurred.

Larry Fedora, the head football coach at UNC backed his decision for the suspensions stating, “We hold our players to a high standard and M.J. and Mike will face the consequences for their involvement.”

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