MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has suspended guards Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer for the remainder of the season, stemming from a sexually explicit video that appeared on Dorsey's social media accounts.

Pitino announced the punishment Tuesday in a statement issued by the university, calling his decision "the best thing for the basketball program" in an attempt to "build a strong and respectful culture."

The clip was posted Friday on Dorsey's Instagram and Twitter feeds, both of which were disabled about a half-hour later.

The trio was benched Sunday for the game at Illinois because of the video, according to a person with knowledge of the discipline who spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

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