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MINNESOTA SPORTS BRIEFS: McDonald suspended for rest of Gopher training camp

MINNEAPOLIS - University of Minnesota wide receiver Andre McDonald has been suspended for the rest of the football team's fall training camp for an unspecified violation of team rule.

NCAA rules allow only 105 players of any Division I football team to be a part of training camp at any one time, so while McDonald, a sophomore from Hopkins, Minn., has been suspended from camp he is still part of the team. Golden Gopher Head Coach Jerry Kill said that McDonald's status with the team will be clarified at the end of training camp. The U opens its regular season on Aug. 29 against UNLV at TCF Stadium in Minneapolis.  This is the second time McDonald has been suspended from the team for team rule violations.


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(via Sports Network