Adams cited for DUI

A bad weekend got worse for Hassan Adams early Sunday night. Hours after losing his last game at McKale Center the Wildcat senior was cited for a DUI.

Adams was pulled over at around 12:25 a.m. near East Sixth Street and North Park Avenue when a police officer pulled the car he was driving over for going 40 mph in a 30 mph zone.

The officer gave Adams two breath tests. He blew a 0.121 on the first test and a 0.124 on the second. 0.08 is the legal limit.

Adams was cited for misdemeanor DUI and released at the scene to a female passenger.

No official word has come from the basketball program but Athletic Director Jim Livengood released a statement.

"I've spoken with head coach Lute Olson, and we've decided to delay any further comment, or provide any reaction, until Monday," Livengood said in the statement.

Sources close to the situation confirmed that no decision had been made and that the staff had not had lengthy discussions on the matter.

This continues a difficult season for the senior. Adams was held out of the beginning of the Houston game in December after being late for a team function. He was cited December 10th for Disorderly Conduct after he failed to leave the scene of a disturbance when police were called to a party.

Adams was not suspended after that incident in part because Olson felt that Adams was just trying to help a friend during the situation. He also equated the citation with a speeding ticket.

He has had some on-court difficulties as well. He suffered from the flu on the trip to North Carolina and did not look right for the next few games.

This weekend was especially difficult. Adams hurt his shoulder in the first half against Washington State and looked awkward in the second half, banking two jump shots that he usually tries to swish.

Against Washington Adams looked to be in a good deal of discomfort. His shot continued to look awkward and he was just 4-12 from the field, scoring eight points.

Adams' final game at McKale ended with the ball in his hands. Despite the injured shoulder, Adams received the inbounds pass and dribbled into the front court where he faced a double team. He dribbled out of the double and got a good look at the basket for a potential game tying three but could not muster enough on the shot, which fell about a foot short of the basket.


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