Ball State's Jonathan Newsome suspended for two games


Jonathan Newsome, a junior member of the Ball State football team, has been suspended for the first two games of the season due to a violation of team rules, according to head coach Pete Lembo.

"We are fully aware of Jonathan Newsome's situation from Sunday night. Based on all the information gathered, we have taken the appropriate disciplinary action based on the findings of the Ball State Office of Student Rights and Community Standards, and in conjunction with our football program's policies."

Newsome, who redshirted in 2011 after transferring from Ohio State, will serve his suspension for Ball State's Aug. 30 season opener vs. Eastern Michigan and the Cardinals Sept. 8 game at Clemson.