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Seven NC State Football Players Suspended For Louisville Game

Lance King

NC State has announced that seven football players Jerod Fernandez, Josh Jones, Justin Jones, Jumichael Ramos, Pharaoh McKever, Johnathan Alston and Mike Stevens -- have been suspended for Saturday's game at Louisville after an incident with a BB gun.

Fernandez, a starting linebacker, is the team's leading tackler with 58. Josh Jones is a starting safety who ranks fourth on the team in tackles with 38, and who has been credited with five broken up passes.

"These are good young men who made a mistake in not recognizing that this activity could've resulted in someone being injured," head coach Dave Doeren said in a statement. "We've discussed this with them & they understand they're being held responsible for their actions."

All seven players suspended were either freshmen or sophomores.

BB guns aren't that cool, college football players. Seriously.