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Two FSW basketball players suspended indefinitely

Posted at 4:46 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 23:56:21-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two men's basketball players at Florida SouthWestern State College have been suspended indefinitely before their season has begun. 

Teresa Araque, the Director of Communications for Florida SouthWestern, confirmed sophomore Marice Wright and freshman Germain Remy have been suspended indefinitely from the basketball team for "violating team rules." 

The reason why they are suspended is being kept between the coaches and players. The two students are still enrolled at FSW. 

When asked if their suspension is related to the recent sex assault case on the FSW campus, Araque told Four In Your Corner: "The recent sex assault case is an open and ongoing investigation and I cannot comment on that. And these players violated team rules."

This is the inaugural season of FSW's basketball team, and the school is in the process of building an arena for the team to play their games. Students have been looking forward to the upcoming season, but said they are now concerned.

"I think it's kind of crazy. The season hasn't even started yet," Freshman Charlette Johnson said.

"Being that the program just started, I think that's going to reflect on our school badly," Freshman Bailey Lape said.

Four in Your Corner reached out to the Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director but has not heard back yet. The basketball season starts November 29th.