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Witherspoon reinstated but ailing

Posted on: January 20, 2011 4:39 pm
Edited on: January 20, 2011 4:46 pm
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Memphis coach Josh Pastner told CBSSports.com on Thursday that Wesley Witherspoon has been reinstated to the team but added that the junior forward will not play Saturday at UAB because of an ailing knee that figures to hold him out of pregame practices.

"Wesley will not practice today or tomorrow," Pastner said. "His knee has been bothering him so I am going to hold him out of practice and, obviously, if he doesn't practice he won't play Saturday."

Witherspoon, who had knee surgery in December, was suspended for two games following last week's loss at SMU. Pastner has declined to discuss the reason for the suspension, but multiple sources told CBSSports.com last week that it was the result of Witherspoon mocking an assistant on a bus after the SMU loss.

"[Wesley not practicing now] has nothing to do with any discipline," Pastner said. "It's strictly based on cautious and preventive measures with his knee. The discipline thing is done with. This is fresh and clean starting today. The reason he won't practice and play this weekend is strictly due to health concerns."

Witherspoon is averaging 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

The Tigers are 14-4 overall and tied for first in C-USA with a 3-1 league record.
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 6:32 am
 

Witherspoon reinstated but ailing

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Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Witherspoon reinstated but ailing

Because it is college basketball, dumbfug. Shut up. all publicity is good publicity. Do you have a girlfriend? Or wife? I can help her and in doing so help you. #pantywaist
 

Well well.  A keyboard coward at it's best.  I'm not about to defend what I said to a lowlife piece of garbage like you.  You talk really big behind your keyboard but I can assure you that if you met me in person you'd change your stupid little mind about saying that to my face.  And no reason for some moronic comeback like anytime, anyplace.  In what I do I deal with much bigger and much tougher clowns than you on a daily basis and I'm still here.  So always be careful of what you might wish for as your little fantasy world and reality are vastly different that what you might think.


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Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2011 3:43 am
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Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2011 1:08 am
 

Witherspoon reinstated but ailing

deteriant. 

Uhhhh....what's that?



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Witherspoon reinstated but ailing

I'm as die hard a Memphis fan as anybody but why is this newsworth anyplace other than the Memphis Commercial Appeal?  Isn't this a national publication? 
Slow news day.



Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Witherspoon reinstated but ailing

I'm as die hard a Memphis fan as anybody but why is this newsworth anyplace other than the Memphis Commercial Appeal?  Isn't this a national publication? 



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Witherspoon reinstated but ailing

"Hurt"

I don't get it?

-rdozier



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2011 7:54 pm
 

Witherspoon reinstated but ailing

I have mixed feelings about his return.  He is talented but has not been effective.  The team has done well without him--winning at home against Marshall and at Southern Miss.  If he comess back with a different attitude and plays team ball, he will be an asset.  If he  continues to play "me" basketball he will be a deteriant.  I hope he has learned his lesson and plays to his potential.


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