More Arkansas Razorback Players Suspended

Kurt WirthCorrespondent INovember 10, 2009

RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 23:  Head Coach John Pelphrey of the Arkansas Razorbacks yells from the sideline during the 2nd round of the East Regional game of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the North Carolina Tar Heels at RBC Center on March 23, 2008 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Tar Heels defeated the Razorbacks 108-77. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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John Pelphrey is losing control of the Arkansas Razorback team.

We already received news that Stefan Welsh was suspended indefinitely.

Today comes news that several others are being suspended. As if Arkansas could afford any other losses.

The biggest surprise is that Courtney Fortson, who will play a major role when he finally gets back to the hardwood, has been suspended indefinitely as well. Fortson averaged 14.8 points, 5.5 rebounds last year and is the team's only point guard with floor experience.

Marcus Britt, who is set for a breakout season, will miss six games while Glenn Bryant will miss two. Walk-on Nick Mason is gone for the entire semester at least.

This leaves, to my count, three players with returning experience—and just eight overall—available on Friday when Arkansas opens against Alcorn State.

If this doesn't get reigned in, and quickly, Pelphrey might find himself without a job sooner than he thought.