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Jahwon Akui* (No. 3 @ 171), an All-State running back and the state?s top-ranked 171-pound wrestler, was suspended from participating in athletics by St. Rita for a ?behavioral incident,? and as a result will not attempt to defend his individual state title at this weekend?s state wrestling tournament in Champaign, assistant athletic director Zach Blaszak said.

Akui, the defending 171-pound Class 3A champ, said he was told of the decision Wednesday evening.

Akui, who was 26-0 and the top seed in this year?s tournament, said he was suspended from athletic competition but not from attending the South Side school.

?I got in trouble after school on my way to practice,? Akui said. ?A teacher caught me cursing in the hallway, and the teacher told the dean and it went bad from there.* I found out last night I couldn?t wrestle in the state championships.

For Complete Article by Phil English, Chicago Tribune