Syracuse bans two players from bowl game
Syracuse, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone has banned sophomore running back Adonis Ameen-Moore and junior tight end Max Beaulieu from the New Era Pinstripe Bowl for violations of athletic department rules.
In a statement, Marrone said that discipline stems from violations of athletic department rules, which he did not specify.
The co-Big East champions Orange (7-5) tackle West Virginia (7-5) Saturday in the bowl game that will be played at Yankee Stadium.
Ameen-Moore rushed 30 times for 108 yards and five touchdowns in six games for the Orange this season while Beaulieu played in just one game this season, against Connecticut.
The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Ameen-Moore had a career-best 57 yards rushing and a touchdown on 10 carries in the regular-season finale at Temple.
Beaulieu came to SU as a defensive end in 2010. He moved to tight end prior to the 2011 season. The 6-2, 239-pound receiver has seen action in just one game this season, a home win over Connecticut.
Earlier, Marrone announced that starting linebacker Marquis Spruill and injured running back Steven Rene will miss significant portions of their next games following their Dec. 2 arrests and ensuing misdemeanor charges after an incident with Syracuse police.