Originally written October 12, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Senior forward Trevor Mbakwe is lucky to still be on the University of Minnesota men's basketball team, coach Tubby Smith said Friday. Mbakwe was arrested on a DWI charge July 1 and pleaded guilty at a hearing Sept. 10. News of Mbakwe's latest run-in with the law surfaced just as he and the Gophers prepared for their media day to start the 2012-13 season. "It's something that happened earlier in the summer time. Coach has been well aware of it," Mbakwe said Friday. "It's something we're handling internally as a team. At this time, I have nothing else to say about that." According to court records, Mbakwe was sentenced to 30 days in a Hennepin County workhouse, with two days served and 28 days stayed. He was also given 16 hours of community service and a one-year supervised probation, as well as a fine for 300.It was the latest legal snafu for the 23-year-old Mbakwe. He was charged with felony assault in Miami in 2009 after transfe...
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