CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -Virginia running back Keith Payne has been suspended from the team for failure to meet academic responsibilities.
``Keith is not holding up his end of the deal despite significant direction and effort from many people around the University,'' coach Al Groh said in a statement Wednesday. ``We hope he will respond positively to this challenge, do what is expected of him and return to positive status.''
Groh did not say how long Payne, a 243-pound redshirt freshman who was expected to compete for the starting job, would be suspended.
Payne ran for 29 yards on eight carries in Virginia's spring game. His departure, at least temporarily, leaves Cedric Peerman and Raynard Horne as the leading candidates to take over the starting tailback's job.

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