Birmingham, AL – Arkansas wide receiver Marquel Wade has been suspended one game by the Southeastern Conference for an illegal hit during Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.
Wade was suspended for violating NCAA rules governing hitting an opponent trying to field a kick and targeting a player with the crown of his helmet.
The freshman was thrown out of the game, a 31-28 Arkansas win, after drilling Vanderbilt punt returner Jonathan Krause, who had called for a fair catch.
Wade took direct aim at Krause, hitting him in the chest, and later had to be escorted to the locker room by an Arkansas coach after he was ejected from the game.
Krause, a sophomore, remained on the ground for several minutes before walking off the field.
He never had a chance to catch the ball, and Vanderbilt coach James Franklin could be seen scrambling to herd several of his players to the sideline to avoid an altercation.