(CBS) Illinois redshirt sophomore Darius Paul has been suspended for the entire 2014-’15 season, according to multiple reports.
No single reason was given in the school’s release, per reports, but Paul had previously been suspended for resisting an officer and underage drinking.
Paul is the younger brother of former Illini star Brandon Paul. Darius Paul played one season at Western Michigan before transferring to Illinois and sitting out this past season. He was expected to be a big contributor next season.
“After a thorough review of Darius’ year, which includes multiple transgressions, I am suspending Darius from all team-related activities for the entire 2014-15 season,” Illinois coach John Groce said in a statement. “As head coach, my concerns are always what is best for the University of Illinois, what is best for the men’s basketball program, and what is best for our student-athletes as people. I feel this penalty is necessary to help Darius as a person. We will continue to support him through this process.”