Purdue moving on without LB Beckford

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Associated Press

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 5:01 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 29 at 11:00 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue has suspended starting linebacker Dwayne Beckford indefinitely, and coach Danny Hope described his future as a Boilermaker as "very questionable."

Hope said Tuesday that Beckford was arrested for what he described as a violation of Beckford's "probationary status." Hope said the school will examine details of what happened and let the legal process take its course before making a final decision.

Beckford, a 6-foot-1, 228-pound senior, was the team's top returning tackler with 91 last year.

Antwon Higgs, Joe Gilliam and converted quarterback Sean Robinson will play in Beckford's place in the opener Saturday against Eastern Kentucky.

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