Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/6/11
UCLA forward Reeves Nelson has been kicked off of the team by head coach Ben Howland. It's been a rough start to the season for the Bruins (2-5) and an even rougher start for Nelson. "This continues a trend of very disappointing behavior by Reeves, said Howland in a statement. I personally have worked hard with him to illustrate the importance of the code of conduct for our student-athletes, as well as the ramifications for violating it. I am disappointed that he has continued to fall short of my expectations." There is no timetable for the reevaluation of Nelsons status with the team. It has been a turbulant season thus far for the junior forward who has already been suspended for a game for "conduct unbecoming of a member of the UCLA basketball team." After being reinstated to join the team for their trip to Maui, Nelson missed the team bus and flight to Hawaii, causing him to be suspended for the first half of the Bruins win over host Chaminade. Howland gave his forward ...
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