by Ryan Peterson
S.F.A. hopes to be close to full strength when they host Western Illinois on Saturday. But there is one standout player who will not be suiting up. If you check the S.F.A. website's football roster, All American linebacker Damien Perkins is no longer listed.
Perkins was an All Southland Conference selection, who missed the North Dakota State loss because of injury. Perkins had also filled in at running back.
Head coach J.C. Harper would not go into much detail about his star linebacker. However, Perkins is not with the team.
"He's been suspended from the football team," Harper says. "But that's really about it. There's nothing else that I'm going to divulge as far as things involving our football team when it comes to internal matters."
Last season Perkins led the Southland Conference in tackles.