Purdue sophomore guard Ryan Cline now will miss a total of six competitions, including the first four games of the regular season, Boilermakers coach Matt Painter announced Friday in a news release.
Cline already sat out Tuesday’s exhibition against Southern Indiana. He will now miss a scrimmage with West Virginia and regular-season contests against McNeese State, Villanova and Georgia State, plus Utah State in the Cancun Challenge.
His return is slated for the second game in Cancun, against either Auburn or Texas Tech.
You can read Painter’s full statement below:
#Purdue roster note from head coach Matt Painter — Cline to now miss first four regular-season games.
— Chris Forman (@ChrisForman12) November 4, 2016
Cline was originally suspended three competitions for a “violation of team rules,” but details of the circumstances surrounding his suspension emerged Wednesday.
According to a police report obtained by the Lafayette Journal & Courier, Cline was found unresponsive in his car with his foot on the gas and revving the engine on July 11. There was a strong smell of marijuana in the car, according to the police report.
According to court documents, Cline was charged with one count of marijuana possession.
Cline played in all 35 games for Purdue during the 2015-16 season, averaging 3.9 points per game. The Boilermakers were ranked No. 15 in the preseason AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll.