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FILE - This Nov. 26, 2011 file photo shows Washington State's Marquess Wilson returning a reception for a 38-yard touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington, in Seattle. Washington State has suspended star receiver Wilson for an unspecified violation of team rules. Team spokesman Bill Stevens could not say Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 how long the suspension would last or specifics about why Wilson was punished by first-year coach Mike Leach.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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FILE - This Nov. 26, 2011 file photo shows Washington State's Marquess Wilson returning a reception for a 38-yard touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington, in Seattle. Washington State has suspended star receiver Wilson for an unspecified violation of team rules. Team spokesman Bill Stevens could not say Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 how long the suspension would last or specifics about why Wilson was punished by first-year coach Mike Leach.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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