Richard Solomon Suspended Indefinitely, Will Not Play Against San Diego State

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 21: Gerald Robinson, Jr. #22 of the Georgia Bulldogs competes with Richard Solomon #3 and Allen Crabbe #23 of the Cal Golden Bears for a rebound during the Progressive CBE Classic game on November 21, 2011 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

This is disappointing in about a billion different ways.

Starter Richard Solomon has been indefinitely suspended. Not sure how long, but will not play or travel to San Diego State Sunday.

"We expect our student-athletes to adhere to a high standard of behavior," Montgomery said. "In this particular instance, that was not the case."

Cal has suspended forward Richard Solomon indefinitely "for conduct contrary to University and Athletic Department values."

This doesn't really sound good at all.

I hope the issue is resolved soon. Solomon is Cal's only athletic big. Even if he struggled early this year and clearly needs a lot more work to become a refined post player, he was clearly better defensively and made it harder for most teams to score inside. His development is crucial to the success of this year's team. Losing him for an extended period of time will greatly limit the upside of this team.

His absence means that we have David Kravish moving to the four and Harper Kamp starting at center, with Bak Bak and Robert Thurman coming off the bench. We can get by with this against most teams on our schedule, but beating athletic squads like San Diego State and UNLV just became a lot harder.

And of course we play the Aztecs next. Such is the way of a Cal fan.

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