Northwestern Suspends Guard JerShon Cobb For 2012-13 Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 08: JerShon Cobb #23 of the Northwestern Wildcats attempts to control the ball against Austin Hollins #20 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers during their first round game of 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Conferene Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 8, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Guard JerShon Cobb was suspended for the upcoming season by the Northwestern Wildcats for a violation of team policy.

Guard JerShon Cobb was suspended by the Northwestern Wildcats on Friday afternoon for a violation of team policy. It was quite the surprising announcement considering Cobb was one of the up-and-coming players in the Big Ten Conference and one of Northwestern's better returning players.

In its release, the school noted that Cobb is still enrolled at Northwestern and will continue to be a part of the basketball program while maintaining two years of athletic eligibility. Head coach Bill Carmody didn't elaborate on the reasons Cobb was suspended in his press release quote:

"There are standards that each student-athlete is expected to uphold. JerShon has our complete support as he works to fulfill those expectations and we look forward to having him rejoin the program in a full capacity in the future."

Senior guard Drew Crawford is the only returning player on the team that averaged double-figures in scoring last season as the Wildcats nearly made the NCAA Tournament. With Cobb's suspension, he'll be leaned on even heavier by a young Northwestern team.

For more on the Wildcats, be sure to visit Sippin' On Purple.

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