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No timetable for return of suspended Texas Longhorns players

Will the four players ever play again for the Horns?

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

The waiting game will continue for the four suspended Texas Longhorns football players.

Head coach Charlie Strong said on Monday that he hasn't yet made a decision about a possible return for senior offensive tackle Desmond Harrison, junior offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle, junior wide receiver Daje Johnson, and senior safety Josh Turner.

Harrison and Estelle were suspended on Wednesday for violating team rules just more than two days after Harrison was reinstated from his season-opening suspension that kept him out of the game against North Texas.

Strong flatly denied a report that he had lobbied the school's administration to keep Harrison and Estelle enrolled, saying that he makes the final decision about suspensions and dismissals and doesn't have to go through any committees.

He also said that if Estelle and Harrison break any more core values, they won't remain with the team.

However, the players will be participating in practice, as they haven't been separated from team activities.

As for Johnson and Turner, they are also currently suspended for violating team rules.

It's not clear exactly what Strong wants to see from the suspended players in order to allow them to play again, but it seems clear that in the case of Johnson and Turner, they still haven't convinced Strong that they deserve the opportunity to see the field.

And as each week goes by, the odds of any of the four suiting up for the Horns again seems to diminish.