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UConn Players Like Booze... Who Knew?

Here in my car, I get drunk when I want.
We have learned that the Jerome Dyson and Doug Wiggins were indefinitely suspended for having alcohol. ESPN.com and the Hartford Courant report that UConn Police (who I can say first hand are no joke) stopped the two gentlemen in a car with a bottle of cognac and a bottle of vodka. Of course, the two gentlemen are underage.

Wiggins was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and possession of alcohol by a minor, while Dyson was issued an infraction for possession.

As you may recall I commented on this story on Saturday, also linking you to the rap sheet of the UConn Athletic Department. The story originally stated that this suspension was not due to legal trouble. Um… well actually it is. Possessing alcohol as a minor and operating a motor vehicle while unlicensed are both crimes. A summons is a legal document. Once again, the UConn spin machine is trying to make it sound better than it is.

While the crime of underage alcohol possession is nothing major, alcohol is certainly not something to underage possess in a vehicle, let alone in a vehicle you are not suppose to be operating. Also, as a member of the basketball team, you are again supposed to hold yourself up to a higher standard than the average student. Is that fair? Absolutely. Athletes are the ones getting “paid” for their play with free educations, money for meals, the nicest apartments on campus, etc. For that fame, notoriety, and the privilege to play, you have to keep your nose clean. It is just that simple. For these players to do this, in such a stupid way, is ridiculous. They will most likely remain suspended until the legal side of the issue is resolved and then the university will most likely decide further judicial action. We will, as always, keep you posted with any further developments.

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1 Responses to “UConn Players Like Booze... Who Knew?”

  1. # Blogger Gregg

    Marcus Williams, AJ Price and now these guys? I guess Calhoun lets them run wild.....until they are caught. I guess history does tend to repeat itself. Too bad, those guys were actually pretty good.  

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