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UCLA safety McDonald suspended, will miss Holiday Bowl

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UCLA junior safety Tevin McDonald will miss the Holiday Bowl after violating team policy, Bruins coach Jim Mora said Saturday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, citing a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to comment, McDonald reportedly tested positive for marijuana use. Team policy dictates that a player is suspended for one game after testing positive for a third time.

A fourth positive result could lead to a player's scholarship being taken away.

:We had to leave Tevin McDonald at home for a violation of team policy," Mora said. "I can't discuss it any further than that."

McDonald is the Bruins' second-leading tackler with 79 stops. He also has two fumbles and one interception.

Mora said McDonald's position will be filled by "committee" in Thursday's Holiday Bowl in San Diego, which will likely include Andrew Abbott, Randall Goforth, Brandon Sermons, Marcus Rios and Dalton Hilliard, the Times said.
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