Southern Miss suspends QB Kwadra Griggs for 'conduct matter'

Southern Miss senior quarterback Kwadra Griggs, who started seven games last season, was suspended indefinitely by the team Saturday for a "student conduct matter."

There was no further information provided by the school. He missed the 2016 season after being ruled academically ineligible.

Griggs, who is returning from offseason Achilles surgery, threw for 1,879 yards with 16 touchdowns and two interceptions last season, while rushing for 270 yards and three more scores.

He had been competing with transfer Jack Abraham for the starting job this fall, with Marcelo Rodriguez and Tate Whatley also on the depth chart.

In his first season as starter, Griggs guided Southern Miss (8-5) to a 5-5 record in games that he played, including a 42-13 loss to Florida State in the Independence Bowl.

Southern Miss opens the season on Sept. 1, hosting Jackson State.