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    Venric Mark Suspended For First Two Games Of 2014

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    Wildcats senior Venric Mark will miss the first two games of the 2014 season.

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Wildcats senior Venric Mark will miss the first two games of the 2014 season.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Aug. 8, 2014

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern senior running back Venric Mark has been suspended for the Wildcats first two football games this fall for a violation of team policy. Mark will sit out the Aug. 30 opener against California at Ryan Field and the matchup with Northern Illinois on Sept. 6 in Evanston.

    "I made a mistake and am prepared to deal with the consequences of that," said Mark. "There's no one that holds me to a higher standard than the one I hold myself to, so nobody is more disappointed than I am. First and foremost, I feel like I let my teammates down, and that feels the worst. I'm grateful to have another season to compete with this team. My focus moving forward is on working as hard as I can in camp and supporting my teammates in practice and on gamedays so that we can achieve our goals this season."

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