Erik Copes and Vaughn Gray suspended three games for student-athlete misconduct

George Mason University men's basketball players Erik Copes and Vaughn Gray were suspended three games Tuesday for violating student-athlete conduct rules. Both student-athletes are sophomores and will miss the home-opener against the University of Virginia on Friday, Nov. 9, an away game versus Bucknell on Nov. 13 and the Patriots' first game of the Paradise Jam Tournament against Mercer on Nov. 16. 

According to school officials, Copes and Gray will be allowed to practice with the team but will be unable to dress for games. 

UPDATE: Mason police say investigation closed, won't release public records

Andre Cornelius, senior point guard for the Mason men's basketball team, was arrested Friday, Sept. 16 on felony larceny charges. He has been suspended from team pending the outcome of legal proceedings.