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Virginia Tech Suspends F Barksdale For 1st 3 Games

Monday, November 4, 2013 5:42pm

Virginia Tech has suspended Forward C.J. Barksdale the first three games of the season for a violation of team rules.

Coach James Johnson said Monday that Barksdale "made a bad decision" but still fits prominently into the Hokies' plans. Johnson did not release any details about Barksdale's actions.

The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Barksdale averaged 5.6 points and 4.7 rebounds last season. He started 30 games and his production improved significantly after Johnson benched him for a game at Maryland because he wasn't happy with his effort.

Barksdale will miss games against USC Upstate, West Virginia and Western Carolina.