Houston wide receiver James Cleveland has been suspended for one game for a violation of team rules, coach Kevin Sumlin announced Monday.
Cleveland leads the team in receiving with 20 catches for 324 yards and three touchdowns this season. He will miss Saturday's game against Mississippi State.
“James made a mistake, which is uncharacteristic of him,” Sumlin said in a statement. “I am disappointed because up until now he has done everything we have asked of him. He is very remorseful, and hopefully will use this as a learning experience and be ready to go next week.”
Houston is already unsettled on who will start at quarterback. True freshmen Terrance Broadway and David Piland are up for the job after a bye week of open competition. Broadway started one game in place of Case Keenum, who is out for the season. Losing Cleveland will certainly make things much harder for whoever ends up starting.