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Filed under: Bowl 2012: Two Northern Illinois Players Suspended

Two Northern Illinois football players will miss the 2012 Bowl, both for alcohol-related infractions. Defensive end Sean Progar was arrested on Dec. 4 and charged with driving under the influence; wide receiver Anthony Johnson was cited for underage drinking, also on Dec. 4. The incidents came just a couple of days after NIU won the Mid-American Conference title, and it appears some post-game celebrations cost Progar and Johnson the bowl game.

"After gathering information, reviewing the details of both situations and talking to many individuals, including Anthony and Sean, regarding the events that occurred the night after the MAC championship game, we have determined that they will not play in the bowl game," first-year NIU head coach Dave Doeren said in a statement.

Progar, who leads the team with 5.5 sacks, is a tough loss for the Huskies defense.

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