Penn State guard John Johnson has been suspended due to "conduct inconsistent with team standards" according to an email sent by the school this afternoon.
The full email reads:
Jan. 12, 2015
PSU MBB | John Johnson Suspended from Penn State Basketball Team
John Johnson has been suspended from the Penn State men's basketball team because of conduct inconsistent with team standards and values, Nittany Lion head coach Patrick Chambers announced Monday. Johnson will not participate in team activities during the suspension.
Johnson is averaging 7.4 points on 43% shooting this year (37% from three). He hasn't started a game, but has been brought in off the bench as an offensive spark plug, averaging 20.6 minutes a game in the process. He has scored in double figures on five occasions this season, including a pair of 17-point performances against Cornell and Marshall and a 16-point outing in Penn State's last game against Michigan.
There is no word on how long Johnson's suspension will last. Pat Chambers' weekly press conference is scheduled for later today where more information will hopefully be provided. When it does, we will update this post.
UPDATE: Pat Chambers was unable to provide any additional information during today's press conference. Johnson is still part of the team and still in classes, but not allowed to participate in team activities.
Patrick Chambers opens availability with talk of John Johnson suspension. No timetable on return. Remains w/ program, but not participating— Alissa Clendenen (@GoPSUAlissaC) January 12, 2015