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Duke leading rusher Duncan suspended from university

Posted December 21, 2013

Duke running back Jela Duncan (25) runs the ball. Pitt defeats Duke 58 to 55 at Wallace Wade Stadium Saturday September 21, 2013(photo by Jack Tarr 2013)

— 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.

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  • bornbreddead Dec 26, 11:09 a.m.

    I agree that this sounds like some form of honor code or similar violation, not just becoming... View More

    — Posted by unc70

    You are correct... this appears not to be a question of overall grades but rather an honor code... View More

    — Posted by BogeyBoy

    yeah..i thought that too, when i read it..be nice to know for sure..anyone remember a year or so... View More

    — Posted by rushbot

    FERPA prevents the school from releasing the details of suspensions. That's the way way it... View More

    — Posted by BogeyBoy

    I know one Duke business professor that describes his job as "cake" and actually used air quotes when he told me he had to go "educate" later that day. He advised me to go to a couple of years of law school, drop out, and get a professor job without having to actually get a PhD. Look, the university system as we know it is no more than a hiding place for people who don't understand science and math subjects. The admininistrators are politicians and are not hired for what they have done, but for who they know. Duke is no different. I have witnessed Duke players doing drugs personally in the past and trust me, Duke is not a pristine college with nuns for students.

  • bornbreddead Dec 26, 11:02 a.m.

    Duke takes immediate action...the correct one. No dragging it out, no waiting months to make a... View More

    — Posted by seedofdoubt

    Every school in NC has a policy on cheating on tests that are completely separate from any athletic process. Cutcliffe had no say in the matter. UNC and State would have both done the same.

  • BogeyBoy Dec 23, 12:56 a.m.

    As I understand this situation... Duncan cannot enroll in classes at Duke during both the spring... View More

    — Posted by Objective Scientist

    I agree that this sounds like some form of honor code or similar violation, not just becoming... View More

    — Posted by unc70

    You are correct... this appears not to be a question of overall grades but rather an honor code... View More

    — Posted by BogeyBoy

    yeah..i thought that too, when i read it..be nice to know for sure..anyone remember a year or so... View More

    — Posted by rushbot

    FERPA prevents the school from releasing the details of suspensions. That's the way way it was last year with Fab Melo at Syracuse. The university suspended him and it wasn't until later when Melo himself admitted it was for an academic issue.

    The kid at BYU (Brandon Davies) was suspended for the honor code violation which he later admitted was for having premarital sex with his girlfriend. That one particularly disturbing because while everyone was lauding BYU for their principles the website Deadspin did a study that found that of the 70 athletes the university had suspended for honor code violations 70% were minorities and 64% were black men. Those numbers come despite the fact that minorities account for just 23% of the overall athletes at the school. The only two explanations are that those minorities are having more sex, drugs, and rock and roll at an alarming rate (unlikely) or that BYU was not applying the standard equally.

  • rushbot Dec 22, 9:38 p.m.

    in a somewhat related bit of news..."COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M standout freshman linebacker Darian Claiborne has been arrested on two drug possession charges.

    Claiborne was arrested Sunday on charges of possession of a dangerous drug and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, according to the Brazos County Jail website.

    He was arrested at about 3 p.m. and released less than two hours later after posting $6,000 bond.

    Claiborne has 89 tackles to tie for team lead and has seven tackles for losses and two forced fumbles." .. .. .. .. ..as my dad used to say out on the links, is that my dear friend in the trap???? or...is that dirty so and so on the green... ..shadenfreude... ...it's a good thing.....

  • rushbot Dec 22, 9:34 p.m.

    As I understand this situation... Duncan cannot enroll in classes at Duke during both the spring... View More

    — Posted by Objective Scientist

    I agree that this sounds like some form of honor code or similar violation, not just becoming... View More

    — Posted by unc70

    You are correct... this appears not to be a question of overall grades but rather an honor code... View More

    — Posted by BogeyBoy

    yeah..i thought that too, when i read it..be nice to know for sure..anyone remember a year or so when that byu b-ball player got suspended for the tournament for a violation..i think byu said what the violation was....

  • LuvsThePack Dec 22, 6:20 p.m.

    Duke professors hand out easy grades like cheap Halloween candy, so much so that it probably... View More

    — Posted by Chatham Adam

    Would you care to provide any evidence? This may be the most ludicrous statement on the entire... View More

    — Posted by rfred16

    If you've paid attention over the years, Duke started it's EASY grades program during... View More

    — Posted by LanzThomaz

    You sure are astute in your observations, except for the most obvious, glaring one of all -- UN*C's AFAM department handing out grades without even requiring attendance or schoolwork.

  • LuvsThePack Dec 22, 6:14 p.m.

    Oh my gosh,,,,you mean Dook is not pure !!!!

    — Posted by tgriffin45

    please explain your post..they had a problem and seem to have fixed it.. ..what do you mean by n... View More

    — Posted by rushbot

    His point is, he is desperate to make another school appear to be as bad as that cheating cesspool in chapped hole. A mission he most decidedly FAILED to accomplish.

  • LuvsThePack Dec 22, 6:13 p.m.

    I've posted to this forum for several years, however my number of posts are minuscule... View More

    — Posted by Objective Scientist

    sportnutz being at the top of that list.

  • LuvsThePack Dec 22, 6:12 p.m.

    So you see North Carolina this is the way it is suppose to work.When you do not do what you are... View More

    — Posted by bradford1959

    The difference being he will be reinstated in 2015

    — Posted by sportznutV2.1

    When you don't make the grade, you get suspended. When you pull your grades up, you get reinstated.

    The difference being, at Carolina, he wouldn't have to do his own work to get his grades back up.

  • LuvsThePack Dec 22, 6:11 p.m.

    Oh my gosh,,,,you mean Dook is not pure !!!!

    — Posted by tgriffin45

    How is Duke not pure? He didn't make the grades. He got suspended. Period. This proves yet another school not named UNC is pure.

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