Fayetteville, AR (KAIT) - John Pelphrey handed down punishments to five players for off the court issues just three days before the Arkansas Razorbacks take the court to open the 2009-2010 season.
Senior Stephon Walsh and sophomore Courtney Fortson have been suspended indefinitely, while freshman Glenn Bryant will miss two games.
There are two Region 8 connections to the Hog basketball situation. Junior and former Forrest City standout Marcus Britt will miss the first six games. Britt could return Wednesday, December 2nd at Oklahoma. Finally, walkon sophomore and former Jonesboro High standout Nick Mason will not dress during the fall semester portion of the 2009-2010 schedule.
The season begins Friday when the Hogs host Alcorn State. Tipoff is scheduled for 7pm in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.