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Suspension stems from actions at Villanova

ST. LOUIS -- Saint Louis University guard Reggie Bryant will
miss the first three games of the season as punishment for making
unauthorized long distance calls while at Villanova.

Bryant and other Villanova students and athletes were involved
in the unauthorized use of a long-distance telephone access code
during the 2001-02 academic year, SLU officials said. Bryant will
repay the cost of the calls he placed.

``Reggie realizes that he made an error in judgment and is
willingly repaying the debt,'' coach Brad Soderberg said Friday.

The Billikens open Nov. 21 against Eastern Kentucky. Bryant also
will miss games against Savannah State and North Carolina A&T. He
is eligible to play at West Virginia on Dec. 2.

Bryant, a 6-2 junior, averaged 7.6 points in 55 career games at
Villanova before transferring to Saint Louis and sitting out the
season.