Salukis standout Tatum suspended first three games

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University basketball
standout Jamaal Tatum will sit out the first
three games of the coming season for violating team rules.

The Salukis announced the suspension of the team's leading
scorer from last year's NCAA Tournament team late last week.

A news release announcing the disciplinary action didn't specify
what team rules Tatum broke but noted the player was cited for
drunken driving during a traffic stop last March.

He'll return for the Murray State game Nov. 19.

SIU coach Chris Lowery also said reserve forwards Tony Boyle
and Jamaal Foster each will serve one-game suspensions for
violating team rules during unrelated incidents.