Damion Baugh handed six game suspension

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Damion Baugh celebrates after 3-pointer en routed to a career-high 23 points at No. 15 Iowa State(The Associated Press/Charlie Neibergall).

By Jamie Plunkett
Frogs Today staff writer

TCU guard Damion Baugh has been given a six game suspension by the NCAA for signing with an unapproved agent last spring as he tested the NBA waters. Baugh self-reported the violation to the TCU coaching staff, who then informed TCU’s compliance office.

Baugh was originally suspended for an indefinite amount of time, while the NCAA continued to investigate the issue. TCU appealed the original suspension in June, and waited months before hearing back about a timeline for Baugh’s reinstatement.

After TCU’s win over Lamar last Friday, head coach Jamie Dixon noted that TCU was “close” to getting an answer on Baugh’s suspension, and that they hoped to have a final answer soon.

“Damion self-reported the incident by telling the coaching staff, who then told our compliance office,” Dixon said. “It did not include any benefits, lasted for a matter of days and was handled the right way internally. While we believe the penalty to be too severe, we accept the suspension.”

Baugh has four games remaining on his suspension. He will be eligible to return to action on November 30th, when TCU faces Providence.

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