Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mayfield suspended indefinitely

Junior guard DeMario Mayfield, the Charlotte 49ers' leading scorer, has been suspended indefinitely for violating athletic department policy, athletics director Judy Rose and coach Alan Major said Wednesday.

It's the second time this season Mayfield has been suspended. He missed the first two games of the year, also for breaking team rules.
 
Mayfield will miss at least the next game for Charlotte (16-4, 4-2 Atlantic 10), Saturday at home against Massachusetts. That begins the most challenging stretch of the 49ers' Atlantic 10 season (followed by games at Temple, home against Virginia Commonwealth, at Saint Louis, at Butler and home against Temple). The 49ers are in a five-way tie for second in the A-10, but have lost two of their last three games.
 
“We are disappointed to make this announcement,” Rose said in a statement. “Our policies are in place for a reason and our student-athletes are expected to abide by them.”
 
Mayfield is averaging 11.7 points and 3.6 rebounds and had just been put into the starting lineup.
 
Mayfield, a transfer from Georgia, also was suspended for one game last season after being arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession, a charge that was later dropped.
 
“We are disappointed in the decisions that DeMario has made which has led to the suspension,” Major said in a statement. “We will stay the course and we will rally around each other.”
 

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

DUMB ASS

Anonymous said...

Another one of Lutzs thugs!

Anonymous said...

This is a copy and paste from Charlotte's Athletic Department website...c'mon do some actually investigative journalism and find out what "rule" he broke...I could copy and paste a press release.

Anonymous said...

sorry *actual

David said...

Saw the headline and I thought it was about good ole Jeremy Mayfield...LOL

Anonymous said...

Good luck on learning which rule(s) he broke. In any event Mayfield is no thug! He may be really stupid!!

Anonymous said...

Hate to tell you Mayfield was Major's first signee......not a Lutz recruit!

Anonymous said...

6:40 that knowledge makes it even worse!

Anonymous said...

Another Major excuse... Lucky he got his contract extension signed before kicking Mayfield off the team.
Wait till next year.

Anonymous said...

This is just plain sad. frowns all around.

Anonymous said...

When will it end? I mean, he is the only player on this team that I feel comfortable with on the floor at all times.

Anonymous said...

Saw this on a Niner site thought it was a rather interesting comment:

"Now that its out publicly here you go. Major staff and David Scott have been pulling the wool over this fanbases eyes every since he has been here. Using the violation of athletic policy excuse has allowed MajorFail and the powers to be to be vague and cover up a number of lies and inept decisions by Major and his staff."

"First Mayfield .... this is DRUGS pure and simple. Failed urine tests over and over. MajorOliver has fostered and turned a blind eye to a culture of rampant Drug and Alcohol use on his teams past and present every since he has was hired. Mayfield is as much the victim here as the culprit. MajorOliver knew he needed help and kept minimizing the consequences of his violations because keeping him on the court was much more important to Major than allowing this kid to get the longterm help he needed. Now the hens have come home to roost. So much for Major's constant BS about caring for his kids and changing the culture (YEAH RIGHT)."

"Next is Spears and the lies that he attacked a coach, never happened. MajorOliver chose to concoct a story to tarnish and blame Spears, suspend him and mortgage our season simply because they didn't like the kid and hated his continued allegiance to Bobby Lutz."

"Phil Jones MajorOliver fell asleep at the wheel. They had full knowledge of Phil's academic issues early enough to save his season as they have the password to every players academic account. They stood idly by, never proactive and took a careless approach to the possibility that Jones would most likely be ineligible the second semester. Again not giving a damn about wining for this university."

"MajorOliver concocted the story about the Luka having family problems and returned home to address them. BS this kid had quit the team before he ever left because of being lied to by the current staff about playing time and his role."

"Briscoe,Green,KJ and now Braz all suffered mightily at the hands of a staff who deceived them, denied them a fair opportunity to compete and excel, created a culture of my guys Lutz guys with the premium being on who MajorOliver likes the best."

"JB smart guy, good player, who realized early how to play the MAJOROLIVER game."

"One rogue coach should not tarnish the many employees of Charlotte university who genuinely care about the young men and women who attend and represent this great university on the courts and fields. Therefore I continue to support and cheer for the university as a whole but never blind to the unscrupulous behavior of a mbb coaching staff that does not represent the integrity that this university was built on."

"And BTW David Scott is Major's puppet. He is a Major part of Major's damage control team. David Scott has sat on intimate and factual knowledge of urine tampering and other information given to him by those closely connected to the program."

Willy Loman said...

Next in line step up....and bring the A game.

Anonymous said...

fool probably doesnt go to classes either

Anonymous said...

Mayfield actually graduated this past December 5:48.

Anonymous said...

Alan Major is learning on the job. No doubt about it. What wil be interesting is how many more games will the Niners win this year? Can they get 20? I really think they can still win some games but Nickerson has got to step up now. He needs to start at SF - along side Henry, Ingram, Clayton and Braswell. Willaims, Jones, and Thompson should be fine off the bench.

Anonymous said...

Mayfield likely smokes too much weed which might be effecting his game anyway. I think a lot of those clowns are smoking weed and Mayfield is just the one who got caught. If you saw the game Saturday against GW you might wonder if they all smoked a pound of weed before the game!

Anonymous said...

If uncc played a real schedule they are 12-8 today. With mayfield out, niners would be under 500 by season end had they played top 100 schedule.

Anonymous said...

This sucks, but I'm happy to pull for a school that deals with rule breakers. Not like some other schools up 85/40.

Anonymous said...

One bad apple can ruin the bunch. Major should be held accountable. None of Bobbys players ever smoked marijuana.

Anonymous said...

@1:54
I don't remember if any of Lutz's guys were suspended for smoking pot, since the school doesn't reveal the reasons for suspensions, but I can assure you at least some of them partook of the evil weed.

Anonymous said...

@12:53
You mean those games I saw were imaginary?
I must be smoking something stronger than Mayfield did.

Anonymous said...

Chile please, weed is only evil because the govt. can't figger how to tax it.