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Via Illini Inquirer: Larry Boyd suspended from Illinois Football activities

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Boyd played all 12 games last season, starting 9.

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Sophomore Larry Boyd has been suspended from Illinois Football activities, according to Illini Inquirer.

Boyd, a 6-foot-6, 340-pound offensive lineman from Trinity Catholic in St. Louis, was a BTN.com All-Freshman Team honorable mention and playing in all 12 games and making nine starts last season.

According to FightingIllini.com, Boyd teamed with Alex Palczewski and Vedarian Lowe to be Illinois’ first ever true-freshmen trio to start the same game on the offensive line, and the trio was looking to grow together in 2018.

Surely Boyd’s suspension will be a topic of conversation at next week’s Big Ten Media Days, when Lovie Smith, Mike Dudek, Nick Allegretti and Jamal Milan represent the Illini in Chicago.

It’s not the first issue with Illinois players this offseason. Linebackers James Marchese and Drew Murtaugh were arrested in May for allegedly stealing a deer sculpture and taking it home with them to their rooftop. The sculpture, titled “Startled”, was located in the Champaign Park District.

We will update as we learn more information.