Charlotte 49ers junior guard DeMario Mayfield has been suspended indefinitely for violation of athletic department policy.
Director of Athletics, Judy Rose, made the announcement on Wednesday of Mayfield’s suspension.
“We are disappointed to make this announcement,” Rose told the media. “Our policies are in place for a reason and our student-athletes are expected to abide by them.”
The 49ers have yet to release any more information on the matter.
Charlotte head coach Alan Major commented on the suspension saying “We are disappointed in the decisions that DeMario has made which has led to the suspension. We will stay the course and we will rally around each other.”
Mayfield started his first game of the season last week against Xavier. This is the junior’s second season in a 49er uniform after transferring from the University of Georgia.
This season Mayfield is averaging a team-high 11.7 points per game. His season high (18 points) came against Fordham in mid-January.
He is averaging 3.6 rebounds a game, shooting a .488 field goal percentage and shooting just over 70 percent from the free throw line.
Mayfield was also suspended for Charlotte’s season-opener in November, along with senior forward Chris Braswell, for violating team rules.