Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass has been suspended for two additonal games, NIU athletic director Jeff Compher announced in a news release Friday.
Bass, who did not play in the Huskies’ win over Bowling Green this past Tuesday following a pregame incident at Toledo involving the university’s marching band on Nov. 1, will miss the Huskies’ upcoming contests versus Ball State (Nov. 15) and Eastern Michigan (Nov. 25). Bass ran over a Toledo band member when the Huskies came out of the locker room just before the game started on Nov. 1.
“After making the immediate determination to suspend Jamaal for the Bowling Green game, we received additional information and were able to conduct a more thorough review of the incident at Toledo,” Compher said in a news release. “That review prompted us to take this action.”
The Mid-American Conference announced in its own news release that it approved the additional two game suspension of Bass.
“After further investigation into this matter we feel the additional two-game suspension of Jamaal Bass is appropriate,” said MAC Commissioner, Dr. Jon Steinbrecher in a news release. “We concur with the action implemented by Northern Illinois University. This suspension will end up representing one-fourth of the regular season and we support the collective suspension as appropriate.”