We all knew that the news out of the basketball program couldn't remain all roses forever:
Virginia sophomore center Assane Sene has been suspended for the first three games of the 2009-10 regular season by men’s head basketball coach Tony Bennett for conduct detrimental to the team. Sene will also not play in the Cavaliers’ closed scrimmage with St. John’s on Sunday, Nov. 8.
“We have expectations for the individuals in our program that Assane has not met,” Bennett said. “He will not play in our closed scrimmage with St. John’s on Sunday and in the first three games of the regular season, but will practice with the team. My hope is Assane will learn from this situation as we move forward.”
We can only speculate as to Sene's offense. On the one hand, I'm definitely glad that Coach Bennett has high standards, and he expects his players to live up to them. On the other hand, Sene needs the game experience more than anyone not named Tristan Spurlock.
Ugh. My fingers are crossed that Sene has learned his lesson and this is the last we hear of such nonsense.