UNC freshman guard Felton suspended

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – UNC freshman guard Jalek Felton has been suspended from the University and not eligible to participate in any University activities, the school announced Monday.

Durham based attorney Kerry Sutton confirmed to CBS North Carolina that she is representing Felton.

Sutton said Felton is “not being punished” but the suspension is something she termed an “interim suspension.”

“Jalek Felton is an extraordinary young man and an exemplary student athlete at UNC. The support he’s getting from UNC fans and friends today means the world to him. We will get him back in class and back on the court where he belongs as soon as we can,” Sutton said.

The South Carolina native has played in all 22 games this season and has averaged 2.9 points per game. He did not travel to Clemson for Tuesday’s game against the Tigers.

UNC says federal privacy law prevents further comment.

Sutton represented UNC football player Allen Artis when he was accused of sexual assault.

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