Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/17/14
The Akron Zips are one of those mid-major teams that everyone believes can make a lot of noise in a couple of weeks when the NCAA Tournament begins, but it appears as if they are going to be doing it without their star guard, Alex Abreu, as he is was arrested on Thursday for multiple felony charges. According to the Akron Beacon-Journal, the All-MAC junior was arrested by undercover police when he accepted a large shipment of marijuana: Police said Abreu and another Akron man were being held in the Summit County Jail on marijuana-trafficking charges. One count is a third-degree felony; the other is a felony drug-abuse charge, court records show. The timing of the arrest couldn’t be worse for the Zips, as they currently stand 24-5 atop of the MAC standings heading into their regular season game. The team has already released a statement athat Abreu has been suspended indefinitely. This could damage their chances of reaching the tournament at this point. Though they are guaranteed a spot in the MAC conference tournament semifinals, a loss there with the loss of Abreu from the roster could sway the selection committee from choosing them as an at-large. The talent [...]
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