Purdue’s D.J. Byrd Arrested On Public Intoxication

Updated February 17, 2012 at 3:03 p.m.

(CBS) Purdue guard D.J. Byrd was arrested overnight and accused of public intoxication, according to the Indy Star.

The report says Indiana State Police arrested Byrd and booked him into the Tippecanoe County Jail around 3:35 a.m. Friday. He was released around 8:30 a.m.

The guard was later suspended for Sunday’s game against Michigan State and teammate Kelsey Barlow was dismissed from the program. Purdue didn’t say why Barlow had been dismissed but he was believed to be involved in same incident that led to Byrd’s arrest.

Byrd has been one of the hottest players in the Big Ten recently, averaging 16.8 points per game in his last five games. After Purdue beat Illinois Wednesday night, Byrd was one of three Boilermakers players singled out by Illini head coach Bruce Weber for playing better than his own players.

“If you’re a player, you’re a player,” Weber said. “Robbie Hummel is a player. D.J. Byrd is a player. They go make plays. Lewis Jackson makes plays.”

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