Syracuse are set to open their 2019 NCAA tournament against Baylor on Thursday, but will have to do so without one of their star players.
Howard hit the headlines last week during Syracuse’ ACC Championship fixture against Duke.
While he had a strong game scoring 28 points including four three-pointers, it was an altercation with Zion Williamson which lit up social media.
Howard was caught on camera seemingly trying to trip up Williamson, who was playing in his first game since returning from a Grade 1 right knee sprain.
And now Syracuse have suspended the 6″5′ guard, although the incident isn’t listed as the reason for their decision.
“Syracuse University men’s basketball student-athlete Frank Howard will not play in the NCAA Tournament for an indefinite period of time due to a violation of athletic department policy,” the release said.
It is not clear yet as to what the “violation” is in relation to.
Howard strongly denied attempting to trip Williamson after being shown footage of the incident.
“I was just shown the video. I’m not going to wait four years to get to this position to trip somebody.”