Purdue G Jackson suspended for opener

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Purdue G Jackson suspended for opener

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.(AP) — Purdue guard Lewis Jackson has been
suspended for two exhibition games and the season opener for
violating team and NCAA rules.

The team suspended him for two games after he pleaded guilty in
April to charges of illegal alcohol consumption and possession
of drug paraphernalia. Jackson was told to complete community
service and spend a year under court supervision.

The NCAA suspended Jackson one game for playing in an
unspecified NCAA-sanctioned event without approval from his
coach and compliance director. He’ll sit out the season opener
against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 13.

Jackson started 30 games as a freshman last season and averaged
a team-leading 3.3 assists. He’ll return for the Nov. 20 game
against South Dakota State.

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