August 17, 2017

(STATS) - All-America senior tight end Jonathan Kloosterman of FCS national champion James Madison has been suspended for the first two games of the season for a violation of team rules, coach Mike Houston announced Thursday.

Kloosterman, a third-team selection on the STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team, will sit out the Sept. 2 season opener at East Carolina and the Sept. 9 home opener against East Tennessee State.

"We hold our players at James Madison to a high standard of accountability, and, as such, they will be held responsible for meeting those standards," Houston said in a statement. "I look forward to Jonathan working through this situation and returning to us a better person and ready to focus on his commitment to our program. At JMU, we are committed to winning, but more importantly, we are committed to winning the right way."

Five of Kloosterman's team-high seven touchdown receptions last season came in the playoffs. He finished with 24 catches for 322 yards.

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