Posted by Chip Patterson
UCLA needs some time to lick their wounds after receiving a 35-7 thrashing from Cal on Saturday, particularly before taking on the No. 2 Oregon Ducks in Autzen Stadium next Thursday. Unfortunately, the greatest concerns of the off-week may not be getting healthy, but preparing as many as six backups to start against the high-powered Ducks.
Late Monday night, the Los Angeles Times reported at least three starters would be suspended for violation of team rules. The report cited a source close to the situation but did not name any players or hint as to the team rules violated. Then on Tuesday, the OC Register updated the story with a confirmation that "as many as six players, multiple starters" would be suspended for the Oregon game. The story from the OC Register also gave no suggestion as to which players were involved or what rules were violated. Neither head coach Rick Neuheisel nor UCLA sports information director Marc Dellins have been available to comment on the situation.
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