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49ers' Johnson Suspended for Attack on Teammate

November 06, 1996|JASON REID

Marcus Johnson, a Long Beach State junior forward suspended indefinitely Monday for an unspecified reason, is actually off the basketball team for injuring a teammate during an unprovoked attack, school officials acknowledged Tuesday.

Corey Saffold, a junior swingman, received lacerations and bruises on his face after being struck at least three times by Johnson during practice Sunday night. Saffold was rushed to St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, where he received five stitches to close a gash on his nose.

Johnson, probably the 49ers' best post player, was also suspended indefinitely last season after slamming then-Coach Seth Greenberg against a wall in the 49ers' locker room after a game at the Pyramid. Johnson returned after sitting out two Big West Conference games.

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