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Boise State QB Joe Southwick says he didn't urinate off balcony

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Boise State QB Joe Southwick was sent home from Hawaii after being suspended from the team.

Boise State senior quarterback Joe Southwick was sent home from the Broncos' trip to the Hawaii Bowl, but Southwick told a Boise TV station he was suspended for something he didn't do.

Southwick told KTVB he was dismissed for urinating off a hotel balcony but said another Boise State player was the culprit. In addition, he said he has taken a polygraph test that he says shows he didn't do it.

"It's just really important for myself and my family to get this cleared up and show that, really, the decision-makers in place had a rushed decision," he said.

Southwick was sent home Friday by interim coach Bob Gregory. Former Boise State coach Chris Petersen left to take the Washington job earlier this month.

Southwick started the first six games of the season but suffered a broken ankle early during the seventh game. He returned in the regular-season finale and started; he played only one possession, though that possession ended with a touchdown pass. He was not going to start the Dec. 24 bowl game against Oregon State. Instead, Grant Hedrick will start. Hedrick, a junior, threw 15 TD passes this season.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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