Northern Illinois suspends linebacker Bass
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Northern Illinois suspended freshman linebacker Jamaal Bass for one game Wednesday for bowling over a member of Toledo's marching band when the Huskies took the field before their 63-60 road victory Tuesday night.
Bass will miss the Huskies' game Tuesday night against Bowling Green.
"After reviewing the tape of last night's pregame encounter between our team and the University of Toledo's marching band, and discussing the situation with (athletic director) Jeff Compher, we have decided to suspend Jamaal for our next game," coach Dave Doeren said. "His actions were not representative of the Huskies football program. I met with Jamaal early this morning and he understands that and is extremely remorseful.
"I want to publicly apologize to the Rocket Marching Band and to the University of Toledo. We are embarrassed at what occurred and take full responsibility for the situation. I will do whatever is necessary to ensure that something like this never happens again."
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