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Starting center missed curfew at team hotel

12/22/2003 - TCU Horned Frogs

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Starting center Chase Johnson is among
five TCU players that have been suspended and won't play in the
inaugural Fort Worth Bowl against No. 18 Boise State on Tuesday
night.

Johnson, a junior, missed curfew at the team hotel Saturday
night. Four freshmen players were suspended for violating
unspecified team rules that same night, TCU spokesman Steve Fink
said Monday.

None of the four freshmen, fullbacks Marcus Draper and Reggie
La'Mothe, and cornerbacks Gerrad Wilson and Derek Ferry, had
extended playing time this season.

The 19th-ranked Frogs last week suspended defensive tackle
Terrence James, who played in all 12 games, for violating
unspecified team rules.

On Sunday, six Boise State players were ruled academically
ineligible, knocking them out of the game. The only starter was
offensive left tackle Tyrone Tutogi.