Eight Fresno State players suspended for Humanitarian Bowl

Updated: December 30, 2007, 1:41 AM ET
Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho -- Fresno State coach Pat Hill suspended eight players on Saturday, keeping them out of Monday's Roady's Humanitarian Bowl against Georgia Tech.

Seven of the eight were suspended for team curfew rules during the bowl trip, school spokesman Steve Weakland said. One was suspended for a violation of athletic department policy.

None of the eight were starters, and four were injured players not expected to play in the game.

The seven suspended for violating curfew were: tight end Cameron Harris; cornerback A.J. Jefferson; fullback Isaac Kinter; guard Chris Piligian; running back Jamal Rashad; defensive end Jason Roberts; and defensive end Michael Stuart.

Linebacker Frank Padilla was suspended for violation of an undisclosed athletic department policy.

Jefferson was the only player to make a significant contribution during the season, leading the Bulldogs in kickoff returns, including two touchdowns. Hill said earlier Saturday that Jefferson would not play in the game with an ankle injury.


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