Posted November 19, 2012 on
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Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson will play Saturday at No. 9 Texas A&M after he was suspended for last week's 31-27 loss to Syracuse for violating team rules.
Coach Gary Pinkel also said Monday that quarterback James Franklin is questionable for the game after suffering a concussion on an option play in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss.
Richardson's 70 tackles are second-most on the team and rank first in the Southeastern Conference among interior defensive linemen. The Tigers (5-6, 2-5 SEC) gave up 508 yards to Syracuse.
Franklin has missed three starts this year because of shoulder and knee injuries after starting all 13 games in 2011. Backup Corbin Berkstresser will start if Franklin isn't able to play.
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Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was not uniform for the home finale against Syracuse after several media outlets reported earlier in the week that the junior had been suspended for academic reasons.
The school did not make any announcement.
The 295-pound Richardson has 70 tackles, tied for the team lead with Will Ebner, including seven last week in an overtime victory...
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