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Tigers' Johnson suspended 3 games

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

University of Memphis basketball player Geron Johnson has been suspended three games by the NCAA for receiving benefits from a family friend, the university said Friday evening.

Geron, a 6-foot-3 junior guard from Garden City Community College and Dayton, Ohio Dunbar High School, will start serving the suspension Monday, Nov. 12.

Johnson received extra benefits from a family friend who assisted the family with his educational expenses prior to his enrollment at the university.

Johnson, who started but did not score in the Tigers' exhibition win over Christian Brothers, will sit out games against North Florida, Samford, and the team's opening game of the Battle for Atlantis in the Bahamas against Virginia Commonwealth.

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