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‘Good number’ of Drake football players under suspension

Members of the Drake football team are facing a two-game suspension of their 11-game season after breaking team rules.

The two-game suspension started on Aug. 30 versus Grand View and will continue through Saturday’s game against Montana State.

An unknown number of players were sidelined after violating team policy.

“It’s unfortunately a good number of guys,” said Drake head coach Chris Creighton. “I mean that it’s a larger number than any of us would like it to be.”

Creighton said no players were arrested, although one player was written up in a residence hall.

He confirmed that, other than the one player written up in the residence hall, only football team policy was violated.

“It was an in-house, in-team policy,” Creighton said.

The Bulldogs take on Montana State at Drake Stadium on Saturday at 6 p.m. Missing players could make defeating the No. 4 Bobcats especially difficult.

“Certainly no matter who we’re playing, you’d like to have your entire team available,” said Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb. “So, it’s obviously a penalty for the entire team.”

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