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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

UCLA football: Guard Stanley Hasiak sent home

UCLA offensive lineman Stanley Hasiak has been sent home to Hawaii for personal reasons and is not likely to return, according to a source in the Bruins’ football program. Hasiak, a freshman, was one of the top recruits in the Bruins’ 2009 recruiting class. UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel would not comment on the situation.

He was ranked fourth nationally as a guard by Rivals.com and was also recruited by USC, California, Michigan and Oregon, among others.

Hasiak, who is 6 feet 5, 318-pounds, has had trouble adjusting since coming to UCLA. He has had a series of confrontations with teammates during practices. He also has had a handful of off-the-field incidents, according to sources familiar with the program, including screaming at doctors and nurses while waiting for an X-ray at a hospital.

Hasiak played in the first two games, as a reserve, but was benched for Kansas State. He played briefly against California on Oct. 17, but injured an ankle. Hasiak took an indefinite leave of absence in late October, but returned, saying: "Just have to try to make things better for myself.”

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