Spencer Carter suspended from this weekends' confrence opener
Tuesday, January 3, 2006
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University head men's basketball coach Patrick Smith has announced the suspension of senior forward Spencer Carter (Chicago, Ill.) from the men's basketball team for events stemming from the Beaver's 84-83 loss to Augustana College Dec. 30.

In the game Carter was whistled for a flagrant intentional foul. According to Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and NCAA bylaws, a flagrant intentional foul warrants a one-game suspension. Smith has extended Carter's suspension indefinitely.

"These kinds of actions are not tolerated by me," commented Smith.

"Though Spencer's actions were done in retaliation, that doesn't make them right," added Smith. "He is a good player for us and I appreciate his hard work, but in life you need to learn to let some things go and this was one of those times."

Carter has seen time in each of the Beavers' 12 games this season. He currently ranks second in the NSIC averaging 7.8 rebounds per game while scoring over nine points per game during non-conference play.

The suspension will last at least through this weekend's conference opener at Concordia University-St. Paul Friday and the contest versus the defending NSIC regular season champion Winona State the following evening.

The Beavers are 5-7 after non-conference play this season.