Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Lambert Suspended for 3 Games

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Lambert Suspended for 3 Games

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MORGANTOWN - West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert will not play in the team's first three games of the 2016 season after the rising senior was found to be in violation of the Big 12's eligibility rules, sources told the Gazette-Mail. A source said Lambert's punishment dealt with the use of a banned substance. The initial penalty was to be for significantly longer, but the Mountaineers appealed, and the ban was reduced, a source said.

WVU coach Dana Holgorsen announced April 2, before the sixth of the team's 15 spring practices, Lambert was previously suspended for spring football for violating team rules.

Lambert is a three-year starter at kicker, where he has 68 career field goals (No. 2 in program history) and 337 career points (No. …

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