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MSU players suspended over probe into theft of camera equipment

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State University basketball
coach Barry Hinson suspended three players at the center of a police
investigation of stolen property.

Police say they arrested freshman guard Lamont Austin of Topeka,
Kan., redshirt freshman David Cline of Springdale, Ark. and junior
guard Chris Cook of Idabel, Okla. They were released Monday after
questioning and no charges have been filed.


Police public information officer Grant Story says the
investigation is focusing on an Oct. 12 theft of camera equipment
from a car parked at an apartment complex near the MSU campus.


Hinson said Thursday that the players are
suspended until further notice "for their failure to meet our team
standards for behavior."