Basketball - Wayne Arnold dismissed from team

ATHENS ---- Freshman guard Wayne Arnold has been dismissed from the Georgia basketball team, according to an announcement today by head coach Dennis Felton.

Wayne Arnold, a 6-4 freshman from Lilburn, averaged 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds, playing in 10 games, in his only season with the Bulldogs. He scored a season-high 10 points against Belmont in the season's second game.

''I'd like to reiterate that our program will have zero tolerance for behavior that fails to live up to the standards of excellence by which we operate,'' Felton said. ''As destructive as the use of drugs can be, we certainly don't want this problem to exist in our program. It is unhealthy for everyone.

''While I'm disappointed in Wayne, I am also worred for him. I don't wish to see his future in school and as an athlete be completely derailed by this episode. So we will work diligently to help him find his next opportunity, most likely at the junior-college level, with hopes that he will grow and succeed.

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