Gophers basketball assistant Saul Smith arrested for DUI
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -
Saul Smith, the son of Tubby Smith and an assistant with the Gophers basketball team, was placed on indefinite unpaid administrative leave Sunday after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Smith was pulled over early Saturday morning after leaving a downtown Minneapolis restaurant.
"While we do not want to rush to judgment before the legal process proceeds, Coach Tubby Smith and I are taking this matter seriously," said Gophers athletics director Norwood Teague. "University of Minnesota values dictate that our coaches and staff be positive role models for our student-athletes. As such, we are taking disciplinary measures while the legal system takes its course."
Saul Smith is a first-time offender. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 3.
The athletics department will gather additional facts on this matter, with an update from Teague expected Monday afternoon.