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Jocques Crawford's career in limbo after recent suspension

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Heralded junior-college running back Jocques Crawford's career at Kansas could be in jeopardy after coach Mark Mangino announced he was suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Mangino made the announcement after the Jayhawks' spring game on Saturday.

"To be quite honest, it was a situation where he has breached team policy more than once in a relatively short period of time," Mangino told reporters. "Every kid that I deal with and every situation, they're all different. I'm taking a look at his situation. He will not participate the rest of the spring. I just don't know his situation. I'll be honest with you, I don't know his status, whether he'll be back or not."

The Kansas coach declined to confirm or deny if Crawford's suspension had anything to do with an incident last weekend that sent Kansas freshman offensive lineman Ben Lueken to the hospital after he was struck by a vehicle last weekend outside a Lawrence apartment complex,

Lueken was treated in the hospital for several days before he was released last week. Neither Lueken or Crawford played in Saturday's spring game.

"There's an investigation that's pending and I can't speak to that at the present time," Mangino said.

Crawford was one of the most ballyhooed recruits to arrive at Kansas during Mangino's coaching tenure after he led the nation's junior college rushers with 1,935 yards in the 2007 season at Cisco (Texas) Junior College. He chose Kansas over offers from TCU, Arizona and Alabama.

Before last season, Crawford predicted he would rush for 2,000 yards. Instead, he struggled finding a niche and produced only 262 rushing yards as Jake Sharp emerged as the Jayhawks' featured ball-carrier.

Crawford's suspension is the third for the Jayhawks this spring. Earlier, defensive tackle Jamal Greene and wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe also were suspended for undisclosed violations of team rules.

Greene has returned to the team. Mangino will meet with Briscoe on Monday to determine whether he will be reinstated.