During the first half of the 2017 Fiesta Bowl on Saturday between Penn State and Washington, the ESPN announcing crew consisting of Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy and Tom Luginbill broke news.
Penn State defensive ends Shareef Miller and Shaka Toney are not playing because of suspension. As for the suspension specifics, nobody was sure.
Shareef Miller and Shaka Toney suspended per ESPN announcing crew, no idea how long
— Bob Flounders (@BobbyFlo7) December 30, 2017
No word on how long the Shaka Toney, Shareef Miller suspension is for that ESPN crew is reporting on the broadcast. Penn State spokesperson said we need to ask James Franklin. So James, please stop the game and answer. Thanks!
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) December 30, 2017
Once the final whistle blew in the second quarter, neither Toney or Miller appeared in the game. In the third quarter, however, Miller recorded a sack, leading to a Washington punt.
After being suspended for the first half, Shareef Miller comes up with the sack of Jake Browning.
— Onward State (@OnwardState) December 30, 2017
The ESPN crew said Miller didn’t play in the first half due to “disciplinary reasons.”
Toney is a redshirt freshman who has appeared in 11 games this season. Miller, a redshirt sophomore, has started 11 games.