Two Indiana basketball players were arrested early Friday morning. According to a release, sophomore point guard Yogi Ferrell and freshman guard Stanford Robinson were taken into custody for minor consumption of alcohol and possessing fake IDs.
According to the release, both Ferrell and Robinson attempted to get into Kilroy's Sports using the fake IDs. They were arrested shortly thereafter.
Ferrell and Robinson are both scheduled to appear in court Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
"We are aware of the two infractions with a couple of the guys on our team," Indiana coach Tom Crean said in a statement released Friday afternoon. One of our big problems on the court this year was solid decision making, which directly mirrors our lack of decision making off the court. We had too many players that had a maturity problem all year and that maturity has not grown yet to where it needs to be. This isn't about a time of year or a special week on campus. This is about poor judgment, selfishness of actions, and disrespect for what this program stands for. We will continue as we have all year to push the responsibility of what it means to play in this basketball program and to represent yourself beyond reproach. We have been successful in doing that in the past and will continue to demand those same principles."
Here's the full release. Ferrell's last name is spelled incorrectly.
Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested two members of the Indiana University Men's Basketball team early this morning. Kevin D. Farrell, 20, of Indianapolis, and Stanford B. Robinson, 18, of Landover, Maryland, were each preliminarily charged with Minor Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage and Possession of a False Identification.
At approximately 1:00 am, Farrell and Robinson allegedly attempted to enter Kilroy's Sports Bar located at 319 North Walnut using false identifications. Indiana State Excise Police officers working inside the premise recognized the identifications to be false at that time.
Farrell and Robinson were each issued summonses and released. The two will be required to appear in Monroe County Court on Sunday, April 27th at 8:30 am.
As the enforcement division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, the primary mission of the Indiana State Excise Police is to promote public safety by enforcing Indiana's Alcoholic Beverage Code. While excise officers have the authority to enforce any state law, they focus primarily on alcohol, tobacco and related laws.