Jestin Love, UCA defensive back suspended for hit
Texas (Southland Conf.) -- The Southland Conference has imposed a half game suspension for
Central Arkansas football student-athlete Jestin Love for targeting and
initiating contact to the head or neck area of an opposing player
during the team's game against Sam Houston State last Saturday in
Love will be suspended for the first half of Central
Arkansas' game at Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.
NCAA football playing rules require conferences to automatically review
unnecessary roughness acts that target the head or neck to determine if
additional sanctions are necessary, whether or not officials call a
penalty at the time.
called for by the NCAA after a review of video, the Conference has
violation as a targeted hit to head and neck area, and after
deliberation by the Conference's executive committee, the first half
suspension was determined to be the appropriate penalty," Southland
commissioner Tom Burnett said.
"The Southland always strives
to ensure the safety and well-being of its student-athletes within the
NCAA playing rules during competition."