Southern sophomore J.P. Douglas, who split time with Dray Joseph at quarterback last season, has been suspended indefinitely from the football team.
"The matter is being handled between the university's legal counsel and Mr. Douglas' representation," Southern spokesperson Chris Jones said Wednesday in a text message. "There will be no official comment from the athletic department."
Douglas lost a preseason battle with Joseph, the Southwestern Athletic Conference's leading passer, for the starting job behind center after the two shared time there last year.
This year, he has seen action in five games off the bench, completing 16 of 29 passes for 176 yards and one touchdown. Last year, he played in 10 games, connecting on 50.3 percent of his passes for 1,282 yards and 10 scores.