Player pushed by coach, suspended?

Idaho State coach Mike Kramer has suspended a player who

complained Kramer pushed him to the ground during practice on Oct.

3.

Idaho State officials confirmed Thursday that Kramer suspended

wide receiver Derek Graves for violating team rules.

Graves told ESPN he was suspended indefinitely for being late

for practice. His attorney, Donald Jackson, said he considers the

suspension to be retaliation by Kramer for Graves’ pursuit of

criminal charges. He also said his client hasn’t been medically

cleared to practice after suffering a neck injury when he was

pushed.

Idaho State suspended Kramer for last weekend’s game at Montana

for violating the university’s conduct policy.

The Idaho State Journal reports school officials say it will be

up to Kramer whether Graves is allowed back on the team.