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Idaho cornerback shot to death; two brothers arrested

Idaho starting cornerback Eric McMillan was shot to death over the weekend and police arrested two brothers from Seattle after a car chase that extended across two states.

Police responding to a report of gunshots Sunday afternoon arrived at McMillan's house in Moscow to find someone already had taken him to an area hospital, police Capt. Cam Hershaw said. Based on a description and license plate number given by witnesses who saw a car speeding from McMillan's home, sheriff's deputies pursued the vehicle.

Several hours later and 150 miles away near Vantage, Wash., Matthew R. Wells II, 27, and James J. Wells, 25, of Seattle, were arrested. A motive was not immediately clear.

The brothers, former football standouts at a high school in Seattle, were being held in a Washington jail. Bail was set at $75,000 each, and arrest warrants for first-degree murder were issued from Latah County, Idaho.

McMillan, 19, a redshirt freshman from Murrieta, Calif., had three tackles in Idaho's 49-8 loss to Washington State on Saturday.

KENTUCKY: Wide receiver Keenan Burton will miss the rest of the season because of a broken left wrist. The sophomore was hurt in practice Aug. 31 and is scheduled to have surgery Thursday, coach Rich Brooks said.

Burton had 20 catches for 221 yards and two touchdowns last season, making him the Wildcats' second-leading returning receiver. The top receiver back, Tommy Cook, injured his knee during spring practice and also is out for the season.

Brooks said the school will apply to the NCAA for a medical hardship for Burton so he can have the season of eligibility restored.

MARYLAND: In an effort to ease the pressure on struggling quarterback Joel Statham, coach Ralph Friedgen said the sophomore will be unavailable to the media until further notice.

In three games this season, Statham has thrown four interceptions and fumbled five times. He went 9-for-20 for 108 yards and threw three interceptions Saturday in Maryland's 19-16 overtime loss to West Virginia.

"It's a growing period, a learning period," Friedgen said. "Right now I don't think he needs to be distracted."

NORTH CAROLINA: Punter David Wooldridge has been suspended for Saturday's home game against No. 23 Louisville for conduct detrimental to the team, spokesman Kevin Best said. No details were given.

Wooldridge, a redshirt sophomore, has averaged 44.4 yards per punt this season with a seasonlong kick of 55 yards at Virginia.

Freshman John Choate, a walk-on who has never kicked in a college game, will handle punting duties against the Cardinals.

TENNESSEE: Linebacker Kevin Simon, the Volunteers' leading tackler last season, will miss the rest of this season after tearing a ligament in his left knee against Florida on Saturday.

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