Four Student-Athletes Suspended from Team

Nov. 15, 2004

Corvallis, OR - Oregon State University head football coach Mike Riley has suspended Joe Rudulph, Anthony Wheat-Brown, Whitfield Usher and Ryan Rainwater from the team indefinitely for violating team policy, he announced Monday.

Rudulph, a redshirt-freshman from Sacramento, has played nine games as a backup defensive end. He has made nine tackles for the season, including a quarterback sack. Rudulph did not play last Saturday at Stanford while serving a game suspension.

Wheat-Brown is a redshirt-freshman receiver from Compton, Calif. He has started eight games and is third on the team for receptions with 33.

Usher and Rainwater, also redshirt-freshmen, have not played this season. Usher is from Los Angeles and Rainwater is from Olympia, Wash.