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Hamline basketball coach suspended

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Jan 6, 2013 at 8:19 am

ST. PAUL,, Minn. (KNSI) Hamline University has suspended basketball coach Nelson Whitmore indefinitely after a player was accused of punching a woman.

The St. Paul school also forfeited Saturday's game at Gustavus Adolphus and said 14 students face discipline.

KSTP-TV reported this week that Hamline forward Eugene Lawrence the Third was arrested in Spokane, Washington while on a team trip. Lawrence was charged with second-degree assault for allegedly hitting a woman in the face at the team hotel.

Lawrence posted a $5,000 bond and was released from custody.

In a statement, Hamline says Lawrence has been dismissed from the team and is suspended from the university pending a hearing.

Whitmore is in his sixth season as the Pipers' head coach.

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