BREAKING: Olander suspended indefinitely following DUI arrest
Published: Monday, September 9, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 9, 2013 17:09
UConn men’s basketball senior Tyler Olander has been suspended indefinitely from the team following his second arrest in six months.
The center was arrested on Route 195 at 10:49 p.m. Saturday and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle in violation of license classification, according to a police report
According to the report, the 21-year-old Olander failed a field sobriety test.
UConn issued a press release announcing Olander’s suspension Monday afternoon: “Senior forward Tyler Olander has been suspended indefinitely from the UConn men’s basketball team for a violation of team rules. The university will have no further comment at this time.”
Olander, a Mansfield native, averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in his junior season.
This was the 6-foot-10 big man’s second brush with the law in recent memory.
His first arrest came during a March spring-break trip to Panama City Beach, Fla., when he was charged with trespassing. Those charges were eventually dropped.
No court date has been set for the most recent arrest.