Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Rick Pitino has suspended three guards on his team—Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason, and Dupree McBrayer–for the remainder of the season, after a sexually explicit video surfaced on Dorsey’s social media accounts.

Minnesota Gophers Suspend Three Hoops Players For Season After Explicit Video Surfaces

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

The video was posted Friday on Dorsey’s Instagram and Twitter feeds, which were both disabled approximately a half-hour later.

The three players were benched during the team’s 84-71 road loss to Illinois on Sunday because of the video, according to a person with knowledge of the case who spoke to the Associated Press Monday on the condition of anonymity.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 03: Head Coach Richard Pitino of the Minnesota Golden Gophers celebrates with his father Rick Pitino after defeating the Southern Methodist Mustangs to win the 2014 NIT Championship at Madison Square Garden on April 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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