Gophers Issue Statement on Arrest

The Gophers responded to the arrest of cornerback Dominic Jones with statements from Joel Maturi and Tim Brewster.

Minnesota Gophers cornerback Dominic Jones was arrested Sunday night and booked into the Hennepin County jail at 10:42 p.m. He has been charged with criminal sexual conduct and is being held without bail.

The University of Minnesota issued the following statements:

From athletics director Joel Maturi: "The conduct alleged in this case does not reflect the expectations and aspirations that the university has for its student-athletes or any of its students. Accordingly, appropriate disciplinary action will be considered as we gain more information.

"The University of Minnesota, our Athletics Department and our football program have been fully cooperating with law enforcement and the county attorney's office throughout this process. We will continue to do so."

From football coach Tim Brewster: "This is disappointing news for our entire team. The student-athlete arrested last night has been suspended from the football team and cannot participate in team activities. The three student-athletes previously arrested in conjunction with this matter will remain suspended until more information becomes available."

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