TORONTO – Northern Illinois running back Me'co Brown did not make the trip to Toronto for the International Bowl because of a family issue, NIU coach Jerry Kill said after Thursday's practice at Rogers Centre.
Brown had also been battling shoulder and ankle injuries, and Kill added that even if Brown did make the trip, he wouldn't have played.
"We didn't bring Me'co. He wouldn't have played anyway because of his situation," Kill said. "He's got some personal issues at home that he needs to get taken care of."
Brown did not play in the regular season finale at Central Michigan because of ongoing ankle/shoulder injuries.