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Vanderbilt’s Kedren Johnson Suspended From University

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt Junior Point Guard Kedren Johnson confirmed Monday he was suspended from Vanderbilt University for one year and no longer a part of the basketball team.

The Vanderbilt Communications office posted a statement online from Johnson addressing the Vanderbilt community.

In the letter Johnson said he was suspended due to a "mistake he made, the result of using some very poor judgement," leaving the Commodores without their leading scorer from last season.

Johnson also said in the statement:

"It hurts me when I realize the consequences of my action, which happened near the end of the last school year. It was a violation of the good conduct expected of all Vanderbilt students. I take full responsibility and now must begin working to regain the trust and respect of my school, the student body, our fans and especially my coaches and friends on the team. I understand this will take time."

"I have let down a lot of people including my own family, Coach Stallings and my teammates. I plan to do everything I can to return to Vanderbilt next year."

Johnson averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists as a 6-foot-4 sophomore last season.

Vanderbilt also announced guard Kevin Bright has left the team to sign with the Fraport Skyliners of Frankfort, Germany. Bright averaged 6.9 points and 5.5 rebounds last season as a freshman from Mannheim, Germany.

Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings said Bright wanted to be near his ailing mother.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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