Boilermakers announce guard Ryan Cline suspended for 3 games

Purdue guard Ryan Cline (14) reacts after hitting a 3-point basket against Vermont in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Purdue defeated Vermont 107-79. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP/WISH) — Purdue coach Matt Painter has suspended sophomore guard Ryan Cline for the first three games of the season.

In a statement issued by the athletic department, Painter said Cline would sit out for violating team rules. Painter added that players are expected to abide by a set of standards.

Cline will miss Tuesday’s exhibition game against Southern Indiana, a closed scrimmage this weekend against West Virginia and the season opener Nov. 11 against McNeese State.

He is expected to play a bigger role this season after averaging 3.9 points and shooting 38.5 percent from 3-point range in 35 games last season.

Cline is a 2015 graduate of Carmel High School.