Jamaree Strickland, the Cincinnati Bearcats 6'10" redshirt freshman center, was noticeably absent from Tuesday night's victory over the NC Central Eagles. Strickland, a California native, spent last year exiled from the Bearcats because the NCAA didn't accept all of his high school classes. He was allowed to be on scholarship, but he was forced to practice by himself.
After the game, Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin said Strickland was suspended for "conduct unbecoming of a Bearcat."
A quick search of the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts website returned no results, so I don't think it's related to any criminal issues.
In his post game radio interview, Cronin hinted that some players might not be thrilled with the amount of playing time they're receiving, so if I had to speculate, Strickland's absence has something to do with that.
And, of course, any time news breaks regarding the Bearcats, our friends in Norwood try to chime in:
"@FOX19Joe: Cronin: Jamaree Strickland is suspended for 'conduct unbecoming of a Bearcat.'" Hard to imagine there is such a thing.— Banners on the Park (@BannersParkway) November 26, 2014
Banners? On the Parkway? I'm not even sure what that means, but I'm sure it makes sense to some. Anyway, good effort; good job.
We'll update you on Strickland's status when we know more.