Mosquera-Perea will not play vs. Purdue

Indiana sophomore Hanner Mosquera-Perea was arrested early Friday morning after he operated a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.IU coach Tom Crean released a statement Friday night that explains what happens from here.

UPDATE 9 p.m.

IU coach Tom Crean released the following statement late Friday through IU media relations. "I had a chance to speak with Hanner before we left for Purdue. The first things I told him were that we loved him and wanted to support him. We are disappointed in him but also disappointed for him. He knows he made some terrible choices which have turned into big mistakes. Hanner has let his family, loved ones and our program down and he knows that with choices come consequences. The law will handle some as will we. He will not be with us at Purdue and we will continue to work with him on a daily basis and will be witheld from competition Indefinitely."

UPDATE 3:27 p.m.: Mosquera-Perea was released on bond just after 3 p.m. this afternoon.

Indiana sophomore forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea was arrested early Friday morning and charged with two class A misdemeanors, including one of OWI-endangerment. Mosquera-Perea was booked at 4:45 a.m. and was operating the vehicle with a blood alcohol content above .15.

According to a police report given over the phone by lieutenant Craig Monroe of the IU Police Department to AllHoosiers.com, Mosquera-Perea was driving south on Dunn Street just after 3 a.m. and had his left turn signal on when he reached the intersection of Dunn and 3rd Street. Had Mosquera-Perea made the turn, it would have been illegal because 3rd is a one-way street at that part of town.

Mosquera-Perea began to make the left turn, attempted to correct himself, but twice hit the curb while doing so. After he swerved and hit the curb for the second time, officer Kyle Mulden initiated a traffic stop at the 1200 block of Atwater Avenue.

Mosquera-Perea was given a field sobriety test, and it was determined that he was impaired. Mosquera-Perea was still in custody as of 11:15 a.m.

Indiana coach Tom Crean said he learned of the arrest at around 8:15 this morning, and as you can expect, was disappointed.

"We're aware of it, we're in the process of getting more information," Crean said this morning on a teleconference. "It's a disappointing shock to all of us. At the same time, we're waiting to learn more about it. I don't have an update on anything other than that."

Mosquera-Perea is averaging 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in eight minutes per game this season. The Hoosiers (14-10, 4-7 Big Ten) travel to West Lafayette to play Purdue on Saturday.


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