San Jose State football players David Freeman and Chris Kearney have been suspended for the remainder of the season for undisclosed violation of team policy, Spartans coach Mike MacIntyre said Tuesday.
The players were suspended Friday before the team left on its trip to play New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M., MacIntyre said.
The suspension effectively ends an unsteady college career for Freeman, a senior backup running back.
The Inglewood native went to the University of Washington out of high school and played in four games as a freshman. He transferred to San Jose State and sat out a year under NCAA transfer rules.
The highlight of his sophomore season in 2010 was a 72-yard touchdown run against Idaho, and he played in 10 games, gaining 163 yards on 39 carries.
Freeman began last season as the starting running back and had 52 yards and a touchdown on eight attempts against UCLA. But he later broke his arm and missed the remainder of the season.
He entered this season as a contender for playing time at running back but ended up third on the depth chart behind De'Leon Eskridge and Tyler Ervin. His most extensive playing time came in a 31-20 win over Texas State after
Freeman caught a 78-yard touchdown pass -- the team's longest play from scrimmage this season -- and also had a 10-yard touchdown run in that victory.
Jason Simpson served as the backup running back against New Mexico State and will fill that role until Ervin returns.
The status of Kearney, a redshirt freshman, will be evaluated at the end of the season.
Kearney was a backup wide receiver whose most extensive role was on special teams. His season highlight came when he recovered a fumble for a touchdown against the University of Texas at San Antonio.
The SaberCats' 2013 season will kick off March 23 at San Antonio. The home opener will be against Orlando on March 29. The 18-game schedule concludes July 27 at Chicago. (The full schedule is on Page 7.)
Stanford senior forward Adam Jahn and Cal senior midfielder were named to the All-Pac-12 first team, and Stanford midfielder Aaron Kovar was named Freshman of the Year in a vote of conference coaches.
Mary Alice O'Reilly had 13 kills to lead San Jose State to a 25-20, 25-22, 25-22 win over Cal State Bakersfield at Spartan Gym.
High school golf
Cupertino's Grace Park shot a 7-over 81 to finish in a tie for 11th at the California Interscholastic Federation Girls Golf Championships at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. Gunn's Anna Zhou shot an 83, and Nancy Xu of St. Francis shot an 88.
Wire services contributed to this report.