Mississippi State suspends Steele indefinitely
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Mississippi State has suspended guard Jalen Steele indefinitely for violating team rules.
Steele, a junior averaging 9.5 points a game, won't play Saturday at No. 2 Florida.
Coach Rick Ray announced the suspension about three hours before the game, saying Steele didn't make the trip to Gainesville. Steele, a Knoxville, Tenn., native, has appeared in 13 games with 11 starts this season. He missed eight games after breaking his wrist against Florida Atlantic.
The team says no further comment will be made.
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