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UNC suspends cornerbacks Stewart, Hughes

North Carolina cornerbacks M.J. Stewart and Mike Hughes have been suspended indefinitely and will miss the team's game on Saturday against Wake Forest, the school announced on Thursday.

Stewart, a sophomore, and Hughes, a freshman, have been suspended after what coach Larry Fedora described as “an altercation” in Chapel Hill on Oct. 4.

“We have been aware of this situation since the night of the altercation and have been working closely with the university and Chapel Hill Police to gather relevant information,” Fedora said in a statement. “We hold our players to a high standard and M.J. and Mike will face the consequences for their involvement.”

Details of the altercation were not immediately available on Thursday night. The Chapel Hill Police Department's online records database did not include an arrest or incident report for Hughes or Stewart.

And neither Hughes nor Stewart were listed on Thursday night in the state's online criminal court database of pending court cases.

Stewart leads UNC with three interceptions and is fifth on the team in tackles. Hughes, meanwhile, has played in every game and has been among the team's most promising freshman.

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