Emanuel violated unspecified team rules

Updated: December 23, 2003, 3:00 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA suspended starting safety Ben Emanuel II for the Silicon Valley Bowl for violating team rules.

Without elaborating further, the school announced Emanuel's suspension Monday. The Bruins (6-6) will face Fresno State (8-5) on Dec. 30 in the bowl game in San Jose.

Emanuel, a redshirt junior, has started 19 straight games and 27 of the last 29 for the Bruins. He had 80 tackles and one interception this season.

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