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AMES - Iowa State guard Bubu Palo has been removed from the basketball team again, according to a news release distributed late Saturday afternoon.
Palo, a 6-1 guard from Ames, was suspended 18 games last season after second degree sexual abuse charges were filed against him in May, 2012.
The charge was later dropped, but Palo was also subject to the school's code of conduct policy.
Initially, he was found innocent of a violation of that code of conduct, but that finding was appealed by an unknown party this summer.
The original decision was then overturned and, according to the release, “the university has determined Palo can no longer be a member of the basketball team.”
Palo, a senior and defensive stopper, averaged 2.8 points per game last season after being reinstated because the charge was dropped.
According to the release: “Student disciplinary matters are covered by federal privacy laws and, as a result, Iowa State University will have no further comment.”