McClendon May Miss Last 2 Games

(Oxford-AP) -- Coach David Cutcliffe says tailback Ronald McClendon will miss at least the Rebels' final two regular-season games but he hasn't been ruled out for the post-season. McClendon has been withheld from the team's past two games for what Cutcliffe has termed a ``potential rules violation.'' Cutcliffe and school officials have declined to reveal the nature of the potential violation. A car dealer in Senatobia has said that Ole Miss and N-C-double-A officials recently questioned him about the purchase of an S-U-V by McClendon during this season. The Number 15-ranked Rebels meet Number three L-S-U Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in a game that could determine the S-E-C West champ. Ole Miss closes out the regular season Thanksgiving night at rival Mississippi State. Cutcliffe didn't rule out the possibility of McClendon returning for the post-season, which could mean the S-E-C championship game in Atlanta on December 6th. The Rebels are already eligible for a bowl game. Despite missing the past two games, McClendon is second on the team in rushing with 331 yards. He's also the team's leading kick returner at 25-point-2 per return.