STORRS, Conn. – Connecticut center Enosch Wolf has been suspended from the men's basketball team after his arrest early Monday morning for his involvement in what police are terming a domestic dispute.
According to The Associated Press, Wolf made his first court appearance Wednesday. The 7-foot-1 junior from Germany was formally presented Wednesday on charges of 3rd-degree burglary, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. He is due back in Rockville Superior Court on March 20.
After his appearance, Wolf told reporters he was sorry "for what I put the university through, what I put the coaches through, the people of the university, my teammates and my family."
The Hartford Courant reported Wolf was arraigned on a domestic violence charge and a judge issued a protective order on behalf of the woman. Wolf was accepted into the court's domestic violence diversion program. If he successfully completes the program, the charges against him could be dropped, the Courant reported.
According to a UConn police report, the 7-foot-1 junior from Goettingen, Germany was arrested at 5:55 a.m. and charged with third degree burglary, criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct. He was released on $500 bond. Third degree burglary is a Class D felony in the state of Connecticut.
UConn coach Kevin Ollie said Wolf, 22, is under suspension indefinitely, pending the completion of the legal process and a university review process. UConn (16-6, 6-4 Big East) plays No. 6 Syracuse in Hartford Wednesday night.
"We are aware of the situation concerning Enosch and we are taking the matter very seriously," Ollie said in a statement released by UConn. "He has been suspended from the team indefinitely, "until the legal and university process is finalized.
"I have spoken to the players on the team previously, and will continue to speak with them, about their conduct both on and off the basketball court. We have high expectations of our student-athletes at UConn, and I expect my players to live up to those standards."
The police report included the following comments: "Police were called to investigate a domestic dispute between a man and a woman in the LaFlesche building. The LaFlesche building is a residential building on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Upon arrival, Officers discovered that Enosch Wolf had been in physical altercation with a female resident of the building. Wolf refused to leave the apartment when he was asked to and grabbed the hair of the victim and pushed her head. Wolf also knocked the glasses off of the victims face with his hand. Wolf continued to remain in the apartment and was subsequently arrested by police."
Wolf has averaged 3.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in UConn's 22 games and played in Sunday's game at Seton Hall. Wolf was on the trip to Newark and accompanied the team home Sunday night.