Tucson DUI Arrest Benches Arizona Guard Daniel Dillon for Early March Madness Game

By Mary Ann

As detailed here yesterday, University of Arizona guard Daniel Dillon was arrested last weekend in Tucson on suspicion of DUI.

Wildcats’ Head Coach Lute Olsen suspended Dillon on Wednesday for at least Arizona’s first-round NCAA tournament game against Purdue on Friday.

Dillon had made the trip to New Orleans with the team before learning of his suspension. The school did not announce how long the suspension will last.

Dillon, a junior guard from Melbourne, Australia, issued a statement released by the Arizona athletic department. He apologized to the community for his actions and said that he supported Olsen’s decision. Dillon added that he will continue to be supportive of the team in any way he could.

Dillon, a defensive specialist on the team, was averaging just 1.9 points and 11 minutes per game. His DUI arrest is the second for an Arizona Men’s Basketball player in the last two seasons. Former Wildcat forward and current New Jersey Net, Hassan Adams, was arrested on similar charges during the 2005-06 season and later acquitted.

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