Duke leading rusher Duncan suspended from university
Posted December 21, 2013
Durham, N.C. — Duke's leading rusher Jela Duncan has been suspended from the university for a violation of academic policy, the school announced Saturday.
Duncan is not eligible to return to Duke until the Spring, 2015 semester.
A sophomore from Charlotte, Duncan will also not play in the upcoming Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 against Texas A&M.
The Blue Devils (10-3) have routinely used four running backs on the year in addition to Duncan - junior Josh Snead, sophomore Shaq Powell and senior Juwan Thompson.
Playing in 13 games this season, Duncan rushed for a team-high 562 yards and three touchdowns on 113 attempts. He also caught 13 passes for 123 yards and one touchdown.
In 26 career games at Duke, Duncan has rushed 222 times for 1,115 yards and seven touchdowns while catching 32 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown.