Report: Wisconsin players' appeals denied

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that suspended Wisconsin players Shane Carter and Aubrey Pleasant had their appeals denied and likely won't play for the team again.

Head coach Bret Bielema suspended both Carter and Pleasant for unspecified reasons Aug. 15, and neither player has returned to the team.

A Wisconsin spokesman said the players' status has not changed. But a source tells the Journal Sentinel that the chairman of Wisconsin's athletic board said the players wouldn't be reinstated under any circumstances.

Both players are fifth-year senior safeties who were competing for starting jobs at the beginning of training camp.