Yetur Gross-Matos, Journey Brown Suspended Since April For Violation of Team Rules

By Matthew Filipovits on July 19, 2019 at 5:18 pm
Oct 27, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (99) during the fourth quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Iowa 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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James Franklin shared during Big Ten media days that junior defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos and sophomore running back Journey Brown have been suspended since the conclusion of spring ball for a violation of team rules. Both will return to the program on August 1, in time for the start fall camp.

Gross-Matos is one of the conference's best pass rushers, with his name appearing on the Bednarik Award watch list earlier this week. Projected as a first-round pick in next year's draft by some outlets, he led the Nittany Lions with 20 tackles for loss last season. Despite not being with the program all summer, he's still going to be a starter when the season rolls around and should put up some monster numbers.

Journey Brown was battling with Noah Cain and Devyn Ford to be Ricky Slade's primary backup. The sophomore had eight carries for 44 yards and one touchdown last season. His absence could open the door for Cain and Ford to push for more playing time in their true freshman seasons. 

It is unknown if they will miss any games as a result of their suspensions.

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