Two Baylor players held out of exhibition game

Updated: November 4, 2003, 8:20 PM ET

WACO, Texas -- Corey Herring and Harvey Thomas were held out of Baylor's exhibition game Tuesday night since the players have not been cleared to play by a university compliance investigation committee.

The committee is looking into possible NCAA rules violations.

Bill Underwood, a Baylor law professor, said the committee hasn't completed its evaluation of the eligibility of Herring and Thomas.

The committee declared 10 other players eligible to play in the game, new coach Scott Drew's first game, against Australia's touring Raiders Select team. Only six of the players in uniform are on scholarship.

Baylor placed itself on a two-year probation this summer and will not play in the Big 12 tournament or any other postseason events this season. The probation followed a school inquiry that began after the disappearance and death of player Patrick Dennehy. Former player Carlton Dotson is charged with the murder and is jailed in Waco.

Former coach Dave Bliss was found to be directly involved in paying tuition costs and other expenses for Dennehy and another player. The other player hasn't been named.

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