Citing “multiple transgressions,” Illinois basketball coach John Groce suspended Darius Paul for the 2014-15 season.
Paul, 20, was arrested on April 21 for underage drinking and resisting a police officer after he ran from an officer who attempted to question him as he walked through a parking lot shortly before 3 a.m.
“After a thorough review of Darius’ year, which includes multiple transgressions, I am suspending Darius ... for the entire 2014-15 season,” Groce said via a statement the school released Tuesday. “...This penalty is necessary to help Darius as a person. We will continue to support him through this process.”
A university spokesman declined to elaborate on the other incidents Groce cited.
Paul will not be on scholarship this season, freeing up one for the Illini. He still is enrolled at Illinois, which is in final exams this week. If Paul, a sophomore, decides to remain at Illinois next season and sit out for a second straight year, he would pay his own tuition and...