WEDNESDAY 06/21/17 – GILBERT SUSPENDED AND BEARKAT AUCTION COMING

Written by Glenn Edwards. Posted in Local Sports, Sports

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Published on June 21, 2017 by Glenn Edwards

FORMER HUNTSVILLE HORNET STANDOUT AND CURRENT NFL FREE AGENT JUSTIN GILBERT WON’T BE ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON. ESPN & THE NFL NETWORK REPORT THE CORNERBACK HAS BEEN SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR FOR VIOLATING THE NFL’S SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY. GILBERT WAS THE 8TH OVERALL PICK BY THE CLEVELAND BROWNS IN THE 2014 DRAFT OUT OF OKLAHOMA STATE, AND WAS TRADED TO PITTSBURGH BEFORE THE 2016 SEASON. THE STEELERS HAD RELEASED HIM EARLIER THIS YEAR.

OVER AT SHSU, THE BEARKAT ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT RELEASED NEWS ON TUESDAY THAT 113 STUDENT-ATHLETES HAVE BEEN NAMED TO THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE COMMISSIONER’S HONOR ROLL. THE ROLL ACKNOWLEDGES PARTICIPANTS IN ALL SPORTS BY THE LEAGUE AND ITS MEMBER SCHOOLS. THE HONOR ROLL RECOGNIZES STUDENT-ATHLETES WHO MAINTAIN A MINIMUM 3.00 GRADE POINT AVERAGE DURING COMPETITION SEASON. THE SAM HOUSTON NUMBERS WERE LED BY WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD WITH 23 HONOREES.

THE 2017 BEARKAT ATHLETICS AUCTION, PRESENTED BY THE BEARKAT CHAMPIONS FUND, IS SET FOR SATURDAY JULY 29 AT JOHNSON COLISEUM ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. THE EVENT IS SET TO BEGIN AT 5PM WITH THOSE ATTENDING THE EVENT BEING ABLE TO DESIGNATE THEIR DONATIONS THROUGH TABLE SALES AND ITEMS PURCHASED AT THE AUCTION TO THE SPORT OR SPORTS OF THEIR CHOICE. A STEAK DINNER WILL BE SERVED. SILENT & LIVE AUCTIONS WILL BE FEATURED. CONTACT THE BEARKAT ATHLETICS OFFICE FOR TICKET INFORMATION.

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