WSU baseball players suspended for receiving clothing discounts

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Eight Wichita State baseball players will be suspended for a number of games for receiving athletic gear at discounted prices.

The suspensions involve three position players and five pitchers. Lengths of suspensions are;

Tyler Baker - 3 games
Garrett Brummett - 3 games
Cale Elam - 6 games
Drew Palmer - 9 games
Erik Harbutz - 9 games
Dayne Parker - 9 games
Kris Gardner - 9 games
Foster Vielock - 9 games

In December, 2013, Wichita State launched an internal review of the baseball program after discovering that some players were receiving athletic apparel at discount prices from an equipment supplier. The improprieties were discovered during the transition between former coach Gene Stephenson and current coach Todd Butler.

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