2 Hogs get week suspension

By: Troy Schulte
Published: Friday, February 21, 2014
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS  --09/03/11-- University of Arkansas lineman Mitch Smothers puts the block on Missouri defender Martin Montgomery in the first quarter of Saturday nights game at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS --09/03/11-- University of Arkansas lineman Mitch Smothers puts the block on Missouri defender Martin Montgomery in the first quarter of Saturday nights game at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

— Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema said Thursdy that sophomore offensive guard Mitch Smothers and sophomore wide receiver D’Arthur Cowan have been suspended for a week, barring them from any team-related activities.

Bielema said before speaking to the White County Razorback Club in Searcy that he had told the players to “figure things out and come back.”

“Certain kids, you can run them all you want, you can log roll them, you can get them up and do whatever you want to them, but the thing that really matters is when you take the game away from them,” Bielema said.

Bielema announced a similar suspension Feb. 10 to freshman running back Alex Collins, who returned from suspension last week. Cowan caught 4 passes for 26 yards in 2013, and Smothers started the first four games at guard.

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