Bradford again leaves UNLV football team; another player suspended one game

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UNLV running back Dionza Bradford runs a route during practice Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck announced Monday that sophomore running back Dionza Bradford has left the program to return home to California to attend to a family matter.

It’s the second time Bradford has left the team, also returning home last spring for the same reason. He returned in August and rushed seven times for 23 yards in UNLV’s initial three games this fall.

“There are other responsibilities outside of football and he’s just got to go do that," Hauck said at Monday afternoon's press conference. "He’s tried to be able to overcome it and he can’t. We obviously wish him well, he’s a good guy. We hope good things happen for him."

Hauck also announced that redshirt freshman fullback Connor Afoa would be suspended for Saturday’s Mountain West Conference opener against visiting Air Force for missing class. Afoa logged his first action for UNLV last week, playing special teams in the loss to Washington State.

“Connor missed class last week, and we don’t allow that in our program,” Hauck said.

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  1. Congratulation's coach for not bending team rules

  2. @ BTB: That's funny....

  3. Cut Bradford loose if he has that many personal problem's to solve in California again