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New Report Reveals Why Frank Howard Was Suspended For Syracuse-Baylor Game

Frank Howard plays for Syracuse.

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Tyus Battle #25, Paschal Chukwu #13, Frank Howard #23 and Oshae Brissett #11 of the Syracuse Orange celebrate during the final seconds of a win against the Syracuse Orange at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 14, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. Syracuse won 95-91 in overtime. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

On Wednesday afternoon, the Syracuse men's basketball team announced news that impacted NCAA Tournament brackets everywhere. Those that had the Orange making a deep run into the tournament received some bad news.

The team announced star guard Frank Howard had been suspended "for an indefinite period of time” due to a violation of athletic department policy. Details surrounding the suspension remained unknown at the time.

However, a new report reveals why Howard was suspended. According to a report from the Daily Orange, Howard allegedly failed a drug test.

Here's more from the report:

Syracuse senior point guard Frank Howard has been suspended indefinitely because he failed a drug test before the NCAA Tournament, three people familiar with the situation told The Daily Orange on Wednesday night. It is unclear when the testing took place.

Howard is coming off of his best performance of the year. The senior guard poured in 28 points in the team's ACC tournament game against the Duke Blue Devils.

Howard made the trip to Salt Lake City with the team and looked to continue his hot streak.

However, it looks like his tenure with the Orange will end on the bench.

Syracuse is set to take on Baylor at 9:57 PM ET on Thursday night. The game will be broadcast on TruTV.