COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NATION : Two Texas Tech Players Suspended

Associated Press

Texas Tech defensive back Corey Turner and wide receiver Ronnie Burns were charged with felony assault Thursday in Lubbock, Tex. and suspended from the Copper Bowl-bound team.

Coach Spike Dykes said he reprimanded four other players charged with misdemeanors stemming from a Dec. 3 party.

Turner, a 20-year-old freshman, and Burns, a 20-year-old sophomore, were charged with two counts each of assault on a police officer, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Dykes said he reprimanded split end Sheldon Bass, tailback Phillip Hayes, cornerback Kenny Haywood and flanker Stacy Mitchell. Their misdemeanor charges:

--Hayes, 19, hindering apprehension and resisting arrest.

--Haywood, 22, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct for loud and profane language.

--Mitchell, 20, hindering apprehension.

--Bass, 20, criminal trespass.

Two other players and former All-American Lloyd Hill also were arrested but were not charged.

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California linebacker Duane Clemons said he will forego his senior year and enter the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Clemons ranked second in the nation with 26 tackles for loss this season.

He led Cal with 10 1/2 sacks, nine pass deflections, and seven blocked kicks and was a second-team selection on the Associated Press All-America team.

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