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College football roundup: Three Michigan players suspended for bowl game

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Michigan suspended starting cornerback J.T. Floyd, punter Will Hagerup and senior linebacker Brandin Hawthorne from the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against South Carolina for a violation of team rules.

The school announced the suspension Sunday but did not specify what team rules the players broke.

"It is an honor to play football for the University of Michigan and we have high standards and expectations for everyone that represents our program," Michigan coach Brady Hoke said in a statement. "These young men used poor judgment in each circumstance, and these suspensions are teaching moments for our team."

Floyd, a senior and two-year starter, ends his Michigan career with 179 tackles, 18 pass breakups and three interceptions.

Hawthorne mainly played on special teams but played some at linebacker last season. He had 63 tackles and one interception for the Wolverines.

Hagerup, a junior, averaged 45 yards per punt and was named the Big Ten's punter of the year.

---South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier confirmed that wide receiver D.L. Moore will not play in the Outback Bowl because of a violation of team rules.

Moore, a fifth-year senior, started five games and caught eight passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns.

Also, offensive lineman Kyle Harris, who started one game, will not travel with the team because of team rules violation.

--Junior college linebacker Chris Martin, who has already been with two FBS schools but has yet to play in an FBS game, plans to sign with Kansas this week, according to JayhawkSlant.com.

Martin, one of the nation's top-rated recruits in the class of 2010, originally committed to Notre Dame out of high school, but changed his mind and signed with Cal. During the summer before his freshman season at Cal, Martin left school and eventually transferred to Florida. He did not play at Florida while sitting out, then transferred to City College of San Francisco, which is where he played in 2012.
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