According to Fox Sports, West Virginia Mountaineers kicker Josh Lambert was suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season due to his violation of the Big 12 conference eligibility rules.
The suspension of the 2014 Lou Groza Award finalist was originally planned to be “significantly longer” than three games, but the university appealed and was able to shorten the suspension to what it is now.
Due to the suspension, Lambert will be absent in the contests against Missouri, Youngstown State, as well as BYU. He will make his return in the Big 12 opener against the Kansas State Wildcats on March 12.
Lambert is one of four Mountaineers suspended, joining the ranks of Larry Jefferson, Jovon Durante, and Donte Thomas-Williams. The starting Mountaineer is fully expected to be replaced by Mike Molina for the first 3 games of the WVU football season.
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