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Jon Severe leaves Fordham for personal reasons

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Fordham’s Jon Severe has reportedly taken a leave of absence for personal reasons.

Fordham University sophomore guard Jon Severe has taken a leave of absence from the team to address personal issues it was announced today by head coach Tom Pecora.

 “We will continue to support Jon as he addresses some personal issues off the court,” said Pecora. “We wish him and his family all the best during this process and hope that everyone will respect their privacy.”

 Severe has appeared in three games this year for the Rams, scoring five points and grabbing seven rebounds. The Rams return to action on Saturday afternoon as they host the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the Rose Hill Gym at 4:00 p.m.

Severe had an impressive freshman season for the Rams, averaging 17.3 points per game. However, he’s been unable to find his footing so far this season. Severe was suspended for Fordham’s season opener for a violation of team rules, he’s struggled to find consistency on the court since.

We will continue to monitor this developing story as it progresses.

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