Virginia Tech suspends F Barksdale for 1st 3 games

Updated: November 4, 2013, 5:43 PM ET
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech has suspended Forward C.J. Barksdale the first three games of the season for a violation of team rules.

Coach James Johnson said Monday that Barksdale "made a bad decision" but still fits prominently into the Hokies' plans. Johnson did not release any details about Barksdale's actions.

The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Barksdale averaged 5.6 points and 4.7 rebounds last season. He started 30 games and his production improved significantly after Johnson benched him for a game at Maryland because he wasn't happy with his effort.

Barksdale will miss games against USC Upstate, West Virginia and Western Carolina.


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