Alcohol Involved In UConn Suspensions

The two 20-year-olds were issued summonses for possession of alcohol


Jan. 28, 2008

HARTFORD, Connecticut (Ticker) -- Possession of alcohol led to the suspensions of Connecticut guards Jerome Dyson and Doug Wiggins, the Hartford Courant reported Monday.

According to the Courant, the players were in possession of a bottle of vodka and cognac when police stopped their vehicle Thursday night in Storrs.

The two 20-year-olds were issued summonses for possession of alcohol by a minor while Wiggins also was cited for driving with a suspended license.

The players were suspended by coach Jim Calhoun on Friday and did not accompany the team to Indiana, where the Huskies upset the then-No. 8 Hoosiers, 68-63.

The players also will not play in Monday's game against Louisville and remain suspended indefinitely.

Both players are sophomores. Dyson had started every game and is averaging 14.3 points, second on the team. Wiggins, the Huskies' main reserve, is averaging 6.6 points.

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