Dugger Suspended Indefintely From Diamond Hogs

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas left fielder Jake Dugger has been suspended indefinitely from the team following an alcohol-related incident Friday, according to Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn.



"The rest of this semester, Jake is not participating in any team activities right now," said Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn. "His game status will be determined after he meets the criteria."

Dugger, a 19-year-old sophomore from Omaha, Neb., was not listed on either book-in sheet at the Fayetteville City Jail or the Washington County Jail. Van Horn still was sorting out the details Tuesday afternoon, but said he believed Dugger was accused of driving under the influence.

"I think he may have had a headlight out or was stopping to eat or something," Van Horn said.

The criteria Dugger has to meet between now and the start of the season Feb. 11 includes grades, community service and counseling as outlined by the coaching staff.

"We're really disappointed with Jake," Van Horn said. "It's very unfortunate and we hate it for Jake and we hate it for our team. It was a huge mistake.

"After he goes through everything, I'll meet with him and hopefully, he'll learn from it."

Last season, Dugger earned freshman all-American honors while starting 64 games. He hit .293 and was tied for the team lead in home runs (8) and triples (3) in helping the Razorbacks to their first College World Series appearance since 1989.

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