Air Force suspends kicker Harrison indefinitely

Updated: August 2, 2006, 5:31 PM ET
Associated Press

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Air Force suspended sophomore place-kicker Ryan Harrison indefinitely Wednesday for an unspecified violation of school standards.

Harrison, who played in two games last season, was expected to challenge for a starting position as both the place kicker and punter this season. He can practice with the team, but will not be allowed in any games.

"Ryan is handling his responsibilities in a very mature and outstanding way," coach Fisher DeBerry said. "We look forward to the time that he will hopefully be able to return to the team and represent the academy on the playing field."

The school said it would not disclose details of the suspension and said Harrison did not wish to talk with reporters.

Air Force, after back-to-back seasons of 5-6, was recently picked to finish seventh in the nine-team Mountain West Conference by news media.

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