Friday, November 9, 2012

Charlotte 49ers' Braswell, Mayfield suspended

Charlotte 49ers starters Chris Braswell and DeMario Mayfield have been suspended for Friday's men's basketball season opener against Charleston Southern for violating team rules.

Braswell's suspension is for Friday's game; Mayfield will also miss next Tuesday's game against Georgia Southern.

Braswell, a senior center, is the team's leading returning scorer (15.8) and rebounder (7.6). Mayfield, a junior guard, averaged 11.2 points and 7.0 rebounds last season.

Forward J.T. Thompson (knee injury) will also miss the Charleston Southern game. He is expected to play against Georgia Southern.

It's the second time in coach Alan Major's three seasons at Charlotte that he has suspended players early in the season for violating team rules. Two seasons ago, he suspended then-leading scorer Shamari Spears and An'Juan Wilderness in Major's first game at Charlotte against Gardner-Webb and center Phil Jones for the following game.

Mayfield was also suspended last season for one game after he was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession.


Anonymous said...

Major is a joke. He knows these kids are bad news and yet he still recruits players that have questionable character.

Anonymous said...

Major didn't recruit Braswll. He's a joke because he's a lousy coach.

Anonymous said...

Spears thought he was all that. I don't think he is on an NBA roster now.

Anonymous said...

OR 18-22 year old people typically make mistakes, unlike you who I'm sure never did that. Part of a coach's job is to insure that his players actually learn from their mistakes, thus the suspensions.
Troll on and wait more than 4 minutes to respond to your own post next time. You are pathetic.