University of Minnesota Assistant Coach on Leave After DUI

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Gopher basketball assistant coach was placed on indefinite administrative leave on Sunday, after he was arrested on Saturday for driving while intoxicated, according to the StarTribune.

The basketball assistant coach, Saul Smith, 32, was driving home from a restaurant when he was stopped at 2:18 a.m. State Patrol, Lt. Eric Roeske pulled over Smith for drinking and speeding. According to Roeske, Smith blew a 0.18 into the breathalyzer. The legal limit is 0.08 according to the Minnesota Office of Revisor of Statutes.

Smith's court hearing is on Dec. 3 according to USA Today.

Saul Smith is coach, Tubby Smith's, son and was going into his sixth year on the team. On the team Saul Smith is responsible for guard and ball handling techniques.

"We do not want to rush to judgment before the legal process proceeds," Gophers athletic director, Norwood Teague, said, "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."

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