Nikola Cerina gets one-game suspension for throwing punch

Northwestern’s Nikola Cerina has been issued a one-game suspension for throwing a punch in Wednesday night’s scuffle at Ohio State, according to Big Ten official Ray Perone. Cerina, who was thrown out of the game, along with Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross, will sit out Saturday vs. Indiana. Ross, who was ejected for pushing Cerina and Drew Crawford, will not be suspended.

[ MORE: Scuffle leads to 16-minute delay, two ejections, 10 free throws ]

Read the official statement by Big Ten official Ray Perone:


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John on 2/19/2014 @ 11:38pm EDT Said:

It’s only natural that a player from Ohio State wouldn’t get a suspension!! It would show the rest of the conference that the powers that be thought an angelic player from either Ohio State, Michigan, or Michigan State did something wrong. Heavens!! They wouldn’t want that, would they? Idiots!!

Ted Valentine on 2/20/2014 @ 9:10am EDT Said:

I actually think what Ross did was worse. And from a man code standpoint a flagrant foul.