UNC coach Larry Fedora announced Thursday that two of his cornerbacks, M.J. Stewart and Mike Hughes, have been suspended indefinitely. Fedora has ruled both of them out for Saturday’s game against Wake Forest.
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Inside Carolina reports that both are suspended for a violation of team rules related to an incident that occurred Sunday, Oct. 4, in Chapel Hill.
“We have been aware of this situation since the night of the altercation and have been working closely with the University and Chapel Hill Police to gather relevant information,” said head coach Larry Fedora in a statement (per Inside Carolina) “We hold our players to a high standard and M.J. and Mike will face the consequences for their involvement.”
Stewart, a 5’11”, 200-pound sophomore from Arlington, Virginia , is in the middle of a solid season. He already has three interceptions to go along with 20 tackles and four pass deflections.
Hughes, a 5’11”, 185-pound freshman from New Bern, North Carolina, meanwhile, has just three tackles and one pass deflection.