Posted September 26, 2012 on
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Arkansas State linebacker Qushaun Lee will sit out the Western Kentucky game because of a hit he leveled last weekend against Alcorn State.
The Sun Belt Conference on Wednesday announced the one-game suspension, based on its review of a personal foul in which Lee lowered his head while tackling Alcorn's quarterback.
Lee wasn't ejected but the league says it decided to suspend him after reviewing video of the hit. The Sun Belt says that Lee should have been ejected and that the single-game suspension was warranted.
Arkansas State appealed the suspension but a panel of the league's board of directors voted to uphold the penalty.
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NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference announced today that Arkansas State’s Qushaun Lee has been suspended for the Red Wolves football game on Saturday, September 29 against Western Kentucky University.
A ruling handed down by new Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson left Arkansas State Coach Gus Malzahn confused and shorthanded for the Red Wolves big match up this weekend against Western Kentucky. Go "Inside" to hear and see what Malzahn had to say about the situation.
Arkansas State gained two commitments over the summer from McGill-Toolen Catholic (Ala.) High School players. Jalen Square was the first to make his pledge to the Red Wolves staff in June followed by teammate, Carl Lee, in August. Although Square, a 5-foot-10, 176-pound cornerback, has five other Division 1 offers with school's still pursing him, he says his commitment to ASU remains strong.