Guard John Johnson Suspended For Violation of Team Values


Coach Patrick Chambers addressed the suspension at his weekly press conference today, saying that John Johnson is still “part of the team” and attending classes, but suspended indefinitely. There is no timetable for his return.

Chambers refused to provide information about the reason for the suspension.

Teammate D.J. Newbill also addressed the media, adding some perspective to the disheartening suspension.


Coming off one of his best games of the season, guard John Johnson was suspended indefinitely from the basketball team today for “conduct inconsistent with team standards and values,” according to a release. During the suspension, Johnson won’t participate in any team activities.

It’s unknown what caused Johnson’s suspension other than what was said in the release, but it’s a yet another unfortunate turn of events for Penn State hoops. Johnson dropped 16 points and went 4-for-8 from 3-point range in Penn State’s last game, a loss to Michigan at home. On the season, Johnson averages 7.4 points in 20.6 minutes per game as part of a solid four-guard rotation, shooting 42.9 percent from the floor. As a result of the suspension, fellow guard Geno Thorpe should see his minutes increased.

Coach Patrick Chambers holds his weekly press conference today at 2:30 p.m., so perhaps he’ll shed some more light on Johnson’s suspension then.

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