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Big Sky Suspends Montana State Player
The Big Sky Conference has suspended Montana State safety Jordan Craney for one game, league Commissioner Doug Fullerton announced Tuesday.
Craney, a senior from Pocatello, Idaho, was suspended for his hit above the shoulders on a defenseless Eastern Washington receiver. The violation occurred with 9:13 remaining in the second quarter of Montana State’s 30-7 victory over Eastern Washington.
Craney was penalized in the game for a violation of Rule 9-1, Article 3b of the 2009-10 NCAA Football Rules. The rule states, “No player shall imitate contact and target a defenseless opponent above the shoulders.’’
NCAA Rule 9-6, Article 2 mandates that when such a call is made that does not result in a player disqualification, that there shall automatically be a video review by the conference for possible additional sanctions before the next scheduled game.
“During the video review it was determined that the hit merited a one-game suspension,’’ said Big Sky Conference Commissioner Doug Fullerton.
Craney will be suspended for Montana State’s game on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Sacramento State.
By Big Sky Conference Media Relations