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Howard Suspends Student-Athletes From Competition

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    Shomari Stone reports on a surprising suspension of spring student athletes for possible NCAA rules violations. (Published Thursday, Apr 5, 2012)

    Howard University has not suspended its competitive athletics as reported earlier today, but some student-athletes have been suspended from competition while possible NCAA infractions are investigated.

    The school sent News4's Shomari Stone the following statement Wednesday evening:

    Howard University is conducting an internal investigation of possible NCAA rules-violations. As a result of this process, the University temporarily withheld a number of student-athletes from competition as a self-imposed action. Most teams will compete as scheduled. We are working diligently to fully resolve this matter as quickly as a possible. In order to protect the integrity of this review, we are unable to share additional details at this time.

    Earlier, university spokesperson Kerry-Ann Hamilton sent Washington City Paper an email saying the school's intercollegiate athletic competition was temporarily suspended, which is not the case.

    The NCAA told News4 it does not comment on current, pending or potential investigations.

    Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for more details as they become available.

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