SIUE men’s basketball Head Coach Lennox Forrester has announced the suspension of senior forward Jerome Jones for the remainder of the basketball season.
“He has not met the expectations and standards I have for my team and that our department has for our student-athletes,” Forrester said. “He will not play for the rest of the season, however will remain on scholarship and will receive all the academic support necessary to help him complete his degree next fall.”
SIUE Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt fully backs the decision made by Forrester.
“I support the decision to suspend Jerome Jones for the remainder of the season,” Hewitt said. “We have a ‘Commitment to Excellence’ philosophy which defines the SIUE way for success.
“Everyone in our department is expected to embrace this philosophy,” Hewitt continued. “Coach Forrester has done a great job leading this team through our certification to Division I, and it is more important than ever to maintain our values and integrity and to continue to develop our student athletes so they may reach their potential.”