Illinois forward Paul suspended after arrest in France
Aug. 15, 2015
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois forward Darius Paul has been suspended following his arrest during a team trip to France.
Coach John Groce (grohs) said Saturday Paul is suspended "indefinitely" for violating team rules. Groce said Paul was being sent home and his status with the team will be evaluated after the Illini return to Champaign next week.
WCIA-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1Ja7Mio ) the 6-foot-8 junior was arrested just before 5 a.m. Friday in Deauville, France after police received multiple reports that Paul was damaging vehicles and breaking windows.
Deauville police superintendent Madam Pons said Paul was "very, very drunk." He was charged with vandalism, public intoxication and resisting arrest.
Paul also was suspended in 2014 for what Groce called "multiple transgressions." He later pleaded guilty to underage drinking.