LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Texas Tech coach Mike Leach sent two football players home from the Gator Bowl on Sunday for unspecified team rule violations.
Leach said the disciplinary actions for running back Shannon Woods and defensive end Brandon Sharpe involved circumstances from Sunday morning, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported in a story for its Monday editions.
Sharpe has missed all but one game this season with an ankle injury and would not have played in Tuesday’s game against Virginia in Jacksonville, Fla.
Woods had been placed on scout-team duty for the final four regular season games and bowl practices.
Leach told the newspaper he doesn’t yet know how the latest disciplinary issue will affect Woods’ future.
“We haven’t gotten that far. Just eliminate distractions right now and just play the game,” he said.