Holgorsen on suspended Rose: That ‘behavior is not going to be tolerated’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — While West Virginia’s football team worked through a sun-splashed public practice Saturday afternoon, Kyle Rose was serving penance in the upper decks of Milan Puskar Stadium.

The senior defensive nose guard, arrested the previous weekend and charged with assaulting a police officer at a Morgantown bar, is suspended. Instead of practicing with the defensive line starters, he ran steps while being watched by assistant strength coach Darl Bauer. When the running was done, Rose also was handed a broom and swept through section 101 row by row.

“He has cleaned this entire weight room,” coach Dana Holgorsen said before practice. “We will handle (the discipline) internally, and that type of behavior is not going to be tolerated under any circumstances.”

Rose was charged with a series of misdemeanors—public intoxication, disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and battery on an officer—stemming from an incident shortly before last-call last Sunday morning at Bent Willie’s bar on Chestnut Street. The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder scuffled with a bouncer and reportedly ignored commands from police before being tased.

Holgorsen called the incident out of character for Rose.

“Kyle has been a four-year guy that has done the right thing on and off the field for four years,” the coach said. “He has taken care of business academically and has played a lot of football. We’ll handle it internally, and he understands what is expected of him as a senior leader.”

Watch all of Holgorsen’s comments before Saturday’s practice in the video above.

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