Gophers Suspend Reggie Lynch After Arrest

File photo of Reggie Lynch at a Gophers practice. Photo: Photo: KSTP
File photo of Reggie Lynch at a Gophers practice.

January 10, 2018 08:23 AM

Minnesota suspended center Reggie Lynch after he was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of "criminal sexual conduct."

The 6-foot-9 Lynch, who didn't play last season as he sat out following his transfer from Illinois State, was suspended indefinitely pending an investigation. The school did not release details of the alleged conduct and it was unclear late Sunday whether Lynch, who is from Edina, had an attorney.


The university issued the following statement regarding the arrest:

Men’s basketball student-athlete Reggie Lynch has been arrested on probable cause of criminal sexual conduct. As a result, he is suspended from all team activities indefinitely, pending the outcome of the investigation.

As an athletics department and a University, we are committed to respect toward all members of the community and we hold all of our student-athletes accountable to the highest standards.

The arrest is the latest in a string of bad news for a program that went 2-16 in the Big Ten last season and was hit with off-the-court problems. Three players were suspended at the end of the season after a sex video briefly appeared on social media.

One of the players, Kevin Dorsey, will transfer. Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer have been reinstated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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