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USC suspends Dillon Baxter

Updated: August 12, 2010, 1:16 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- USC freshman running back Dillon Baxter has been suspended for the team's season opener against Hawaii on Sept. 2 for violating team rules, coach Lane Kiffin announced Wednesday.

"I think this is an extremely strong message and a very severe punishment for a player that may potentially be the most-skilled player on our whole roster," Kiffin said. "Hopefully that message not only helps him but helps our team and especially our freshman class."

Kiffin informed ...

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