Texas Southern

Trae Jefferson suspended indefinitely from Texas Southern

The University cites a violation of team rules.

Trae Jefferson, the leading scorer for Texas Southern University has been suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules. HBCU Gameday confirmed this information during an email exchange with the Texas Southern Sports Information Department.

Jefferson is averaging 23.2 points per game and has played and started in 14 of the 19 games played by the Tigers this season.  He last played one week ago against Grambling State, where he logged a season-low 13 minutes of action and nine points.

Tough season

It has been a rough year for the sophomore from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He had to deal with the death of his father earlier in the season and missed two games after being involved in a dust-up in a game versus Southern.

Jefferson subsequently acknowledged his own fault in the situation in a statement on his Twitter account.


Jefferson has not directly addressed the suspension on social media. He has, as of Monday morning, made subtle tweets acknowledging that he is going through trying times at the moment.

Moving forward for now

Texas Southern is coming off a win versus Mississippi Valley State that saw Donte Clark explode for 41 points for the Tigers.  They are back in action tonight against UAPB, who is 6-0 in the SWAC after a 0-13 start to the season.  Texas Southern is currently 4-15 overall and 4-2 in the SWAC.






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