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Running back Ameen-Moore, tight end Beaulieu suspended for Pinstripe Bowl

Luke Rafferty | Asst. Photo Editor

Adonis Ameen-Moore had the best game of his career in Syracuse's regular-season finale against Temple, rushing for 57 yards and two touchdowns. SU head coach Doug Marrone announced in a press release that Ameen-Moore and tight end Max Beaulieu will not play in the Pinstripe Bowl due to violation of athletic department rules.

Syracuse running back Adonis Ameen-Moore and tight end Max Beaulieu will not participate in the Pinstripe Bowl for a violation of athletic department rules, head coach Doug Marrone announced via a press release from SU Athletics.

Ameen-Moore’s loss means the Orange will be without one of its most formidable tailbacks when SU plays West Virginia at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 29. Ameen-Moore, along with Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley, gave Syracuse a three-player rushing attack that powered the Orange’s offense during its 5-1 finish to the regular season.

Toward the middle part of the season, Ameen-Moore became Syracuse’s primary running back in the “Tank” package, which is used in tight goal-line situations. The sophomore finished the regular season with 108 yards on the ground on 30 carries and scored five touchdowns.

Ameen-Moore had his best game of the season against Temple. With Syracuse’s tailbacks banged up, Ameen-Moore saw his role expand. He finished the game with 57 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Orange’s 38-20 win over the Owls.

Beaulieu only saw action in the Orange’s 40-10 win over Connecticut back on Oct. 19. Beaulieu, a junior, didn’t play in any games during his previous two seasons with the Orange.

Syracuse will already be without linebacker Marquis Spruill for “a significant portion” of the game. Marrone announced the punishment Dec. 21 due to Spruill’s arrest earlier in the month. Spruill was arrested with running back and punt returner Steve Rene. Both players appeared in Syracuse City Court on Dec. 19 but the case was adjourned until Jan. 30.

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