This is not the first time the SU basketball program has been investigated recently for alleged off the court activities.CBSSports.com reports that the investigation is not related to the sexual abuse allegations made against Bernie Fine last year. Fine was fired by the University after the sex abuse allegations surfaced. Fine was not charged. Last March, Yahoo! Sports alleged that SU had been violating its own drug policy for years by letting players practice and play after testing positive for drugs. SU released a statement saying a possible issue with drug testing was reported to the NCAA. Sophomore center Fab Melo was suspended twice for academic ineligibility last March . His second suspension was on the eve of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. This past December, Michael Carter-Williams was reportedly detained and accused of shoplifting. In January, senior forward James Southerland suspended for six games for academic issues related to a term paper. Roger Springfield, ex-SU Athletics media director, was arraigned in January on accusations that he surreptitiously recording SU athletes in men??s locker room. He has not been charged at this time. The Orange take on the Montana Grizzlies in their first game of the Tournament on Thursday night at 10:00 p.m.
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