Illinois suspends linebacker over criminal investigation

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois football coach Bill Cubit indefinitely suspended freshman linebacker Julian Jones on Wednesday pending the outcome of a criminal investigation in Georgia.

The investigation is focused on an alleged crime committed somewhere in Georgia during a week the Illini were off in October.

The town in Georgia was not identified and information about the alleged crime was not provided.

Jones, from Atlanta, has played in eight games this season, primarily on special teams.