Andre Cornelius Suspended For 10 Games After Pleading Guilty To Credit Card Fraud

George Mason has suspended senior point guard Andre Cornelius for 10 games after he pleaded guilty on charges of credit card fraud. His six-month sentence was suspended.

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George Mason Basketball's Andre Cornelius To Return From 10-Game Suspension

George Mason senior Andre Cornelious was suspended for the first ten games of the year after pleading guilty to credit card fraud over the offseason, but George Mason is playing in their 11th game tonight and Cornelious will be able to play for the first time this year. According to Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times, it will be an emotional time for him.

“I might cry,” Cornelius said. “A little tear might come out or something like that. I’m going to make sure I keep my composure and don’t get out of my character on the court and try to do too much that I can’t do.”

His return could be very beneficial for the Patriots on the court, and Paul Hewitt knows that Cornelious can bring a very specific type of offense that the Patriots have been lacking all year.

“The potential is that it’s a significant change because if there’s an area I think we need to continue to improve on, it’s outside shooting,” Hewitt said. “Now, I see some really good things in practice. We do a lot of shooting drills, and I see guys becoming more consistent. But to add a guy like that who was the leading 3-point shooter [on the team], he could have a big impact on our team.”

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Andre Cornelius Suspended For 10 Games After Pleading Guilty To Credit Card Fraud

George Mason basketball has suspended senior point guard Andre Cornelius for 10 games after he pleaded guilty to credit card fraud and a six-month suspended sentence, according to the school. That means the senior guard will be out of action until the Patriots' December 21 game against Duquesne.

"I made a mistake, and as a result, I have lost the opportunity to do one of the things I love the most - play basketball at George Mason," Cornelius said. "I accept this punishment and will work as hard as possible to support my team and get ready to make an impact when I come back."

Cornelius was originally suspended indefinitely in mid-September. He has started 66 games at George Mason and averaged 9.5 points per game last year. His temporary absence will make life difficult for new coach Paul Hewitt, though it appears Cornelius will only miss one CAA game during his suspension.

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Andre Cornelius Suspended By George Mason Basketball For Credit Card Fraud Charges, According To Report

George Mason has suspended senior point guard Andre Cornelius, according to a statement. A report indicates he has been arrested for credit card fraud.

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