Found February 17, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Last night, Purdue guard D.J. Byrd was arrested for public intox. (More details here from our friends at Hammer & Rails.) As of this writing, no word has emerged yet on how Purdue coach Matt Painter will discipline Byrd. If you were the Purdue coach, how would you punish Byrd? How would you punish D.J. Byrd? (Photo by Michael Heinz/Journal & Courier) A few facts to consider: This is Byrd’s first disciplinary issue to my knowledge. Last year, Kelsey Barlow was suspended for the NCAA Tournament, presumably for a marijuana offense. Byrd has been playing very well of late, scoring in double digits in each of Purdue’s last five games, including 20 or more in two of the last three. Purdue is on the NCAA Tournament bubble at 17-9. Three of their final five games are against #8 Michigan State, #19 Michigan, and #20 Indiana. Here are my thoughts on the issue: Among the offenses that a college athlete can commit, public intox is rather low on my list of egregiousness. It is, howeve...
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