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Report: 2 SIU football players suspended

Victor D. Burnett (Source: Carbondale Police Department) Victor D. Burnett (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

Two Southern Illinois University football players are off the team according to school officials.

According to Carbondale police, on Nov. 1 they responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 800 block of East Grand Avenue.

During the investigation, officers found more than 450 grams of cannabis and drug paraphernalia in the home.

Police say the resident of the apartment, Victor Burnett, 22, was charged with possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Burnett was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

They say the investigation is ongoing.

SIUC Football head coach Dale Lennon said linebacker Victor Burnett and defensive lineman Adam Brandt have been suspended.

This is according to a statement on http://www.siusalukis.com/.

It says the two are suspended for a violation of the team rules.

A big question now too is how will this affect the team.

The two players play pretty big roles.

That statement on the Salukis' website says Brandt has started eight of nine games this year and was second on the team with four sacks.

Burnett's been in all nine games, and is sixth on the team with 40 tackles.

Look for more on this developing story later on-air, online and on mobile.

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