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Kingma suspended indefinitely


FROM SAN FRANCISCO — We spoke with Ken Bone for a bit today at Pac-12 media day festivities, and he confirmed that freshman guard Brett Kingma has been suspended indefinitely. Read on.

Bone said Kingma, who was arrested on alcohol and marijuana charges two weeks ago, hasn't practiced since the arrest and that he's “not sure if (Kingma) has a future at Washington State at this point or not.”

Bone acknowledged that Kingma's punishment is harsher than some have received for similar incidents in the past. But things are about to change.

“We’ve had some policies in place that obviously have been good for the university and the athletic department I’m sure,” Bone said. “But the policies for men’s basketball are about to change.”

“I’ll let you know when I know, but they’re changing,” Bone said, adding that he felt the need to alter his policies “in response to two situations that have occurred in the last six weeks.” (typo fixed)

He didn't specify the second incident, though if you'll recall, a WSU recruit was cited for minor in possession of alcohol during a visit in late September. And that was also around the time Reggie Moore was dismissed from the team for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

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