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GRU basketball player suspended for disorderly conduct

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As the college basketball season is about to begin, one player at Georgia Regents University will be sitting out the first few games.

Head men's basketball coach Dip Metress said junior forward Devon Wright-Nelson is suspended for the first 3 games of the 2013-2014 season. 

Wright-Nelson was arrested on Sunday on a charge of disorderly conduct. He was involved in a fight near the intersection of Seventh and Broad, and he was later booked into the Augusta-Richmond County jail.

Metress said the suspension was for Wright-Nelson's failure to adhere to the standards of the program and some students agree with this decision.

"When in public, you should act as if you are a representative of Georgia Regents University," said Mahlique Mathis, a grad student at GRU. "You are also being the best student athlete you can be by carrying yourself with poise, and making sure you display your common sense and letting everyone know that you can not only be an athlete but an outstanding citizen."

Metress did release in a statement, "We have certain expectations within our program that everyone associated with our program has to meet on a daily basis."

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