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Boise State QB Southwick suspended for Hawaii Bowl

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Boise State quarterbacks Joe Southwick and Nick Patti were suspended from the Hawaii Bowl for violating team rules, but Southwick says he did nothing wrong.

Southwick told Boise television station KTVB on Sunday that he was sent home for urinating off a hotel balcony, but said another player did it.

Patti has since been reinstated for the game.

Southwick said he saw the player urinate off the balcony Thursday night and found out Friday he was the one accused. He also said he lost his temper after being suspended.

"It just turned to finger pointing, and it ended up being three people against one person saying something," Southwick said. "And I guess the temper tantrum of one person didn't look good and there was no investigation. This was an absolute rushed decision, probably made in about 20 minutes."

Southwick then took a polygraph test in an attempt to clear himself of the incident.

"I don't want this to turn into me against Boise State," Southwick said. "I love Boise State. What they've been able to do for me these past five years, is life changing. And this situation that occurred the last five days could also be life changing, obviously for the negative for me.

"It's just really important for myself and my family to get this cleared up and show that really the decision makers in place had a rushed decision, there was no process to properly judicate what happened. It's really disappointing that it came to this."

Boise State plays Oregon State on Tuesday in Honolulu.
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