JMU football suspends 7 players ahead of FCS Championship

Seven players from the JMU football team have been suspended from the team prior to its FCS Championship game against the Youngstown State Penguins. The school does not intend to release the names of the players suspended prior to the game.

James Madison will be playing for the FCS Championship on Jan. 7 after a huge upset of powerhouse North Dakota State last week. In that game, wide receiver Terrence Alls and linebacker Brandon Hereford did not make an appearance.

It was later confirmed that they were suspended indefinitely.

In his only address of the issue, JMU head coach Mike Houston said, “We have a very high standard of expectation for our players and their conduct, both on and off the field. Unfortunately, I had some guys that did not meet that standard. We’re going to do right, so they have been suspended indefinitely.”

Houston has refused to comment further on the issue and will not be divulging the nature of the offenses.

James Madison might not be the only side with players being held out due to suspension though. Youngstown State suspended five players prior to their last second victory in the FCS Semifinal

.Those suspensions have not been confirmed, though, and head coach Bo Pelini doesn’t seem eager to confirm them.

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