Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema has announced that senior tight end Jeremy Sprinkle has been suspended due to conduct detrimental to the team and will not play in Thursday’s Belk Bowl against Virginia Tech.
“Jeremy’s suspension has been known by our staff and players for several days so we’ve had a chance to prepare our game plan accordingly. Throughout his career and this season as a graduate student-athlete, Jeremy has displayed numerous times the qualities we want to represent our program. We have standards within our family that must be upheld on a daily basis and unfortunately he failed to do that in the last week. Jeremy’s suspension isn’t drug, alcohol or violence related but one that will cause him to miss his final game as a Razorback.”
Sprinkle was caught shoplifting clothing from Belk in Charlotte before the bowl game.