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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. He was also suspended for the Ohio State game two years ago and the first four games of last season.
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