Wednesday , Dec , 20 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

St. John’s suspends Spears

Queens, NY (Sports Network) – St. John’s head basketball coach Norm Roberts
announced on Wednesday that forward/center Aaron Spears has been suspended for
an indefinite amount of games for a violation of team rules.

“Playing basketball at St. John’s University is a privilege,” said Roberts.
“We have expectations for our basketball student-athletes, and there are
consequences for when those expectations are not met. That being said, we do
anticipate Aaron’s return to the team after an appropriate amount of time.”

Spears, a senior, will not be allowed to participate in any team practices or
games during his suspension.

In nine games this season, Spears averaged 2.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per