|"I was a bad kid"|
by Kansas City News
Though Bill Self did not reveal the reason for suspending junior guard Tyshawn Taylor, speculation revolves around Taylor's skipping classes. KU fans don't seem to be too concerned about the suspension, and many fan sites claim that they are happy to see Josh Selby get more minutes anyway, siting that Taylor doesn't shoot when he is open. (If the link confuses you, wait until Dave Chappelle [as Prince] yells "Shoot the J! Shoot it!" during the basketball scene.)
Bill Self's statement today read “Although we are disappointed in Tyshawn, he will remain a member of our team and practice with our team until he is reinstated for competition.”
It is obviously nothing serious and it is likely that Tyshawn will return to play very soon. When interviewed before the game vs. Oklahoma State tonight Taylor simply said "I was a bad kid". Tyshawn Taylor was dressed in plain clothes on the sidelines at tonight's game and seemed to be laughing and joking around and cheering his team on, so that would indicate even further that his suspension is not that serious.
If the reason for his suspension really is for skipping classes, I am guessing that they are keeping that a secret to protect the integrity of the University and the other players involved in KU athletics. Although most people know that many of the athletes at the big universities are not exactly there to study, the University of Kansas certainly doesn't want to become known for these types of athletes.
As I'm finishing this up KU is running away with the game and the score is currently 45 to 26.