Wiggins Reinstated, Dyson Still Out For Huskies

By Josh Herwitt - February 01, 2008

Jim Calhoun will get at least one of his two suspended players back for Saturday's showdown against No. 18 Pittsburgh at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.

Reserve guard Doug Wiggins was reinstated by the UConn coach Friday, but starter and the Huskies' second-leading scorer Jerome Dyson will remain suspended indefinitely until further word from the school's department of athletics.

The two 20-year-old sophomores were cited for possession of alcohol by a minor following an encounter with campus police on Jan. 25, where a bottle of vodka and cognac were found in their car along with a small amount of marijuana outside the vehicle.

While neither Dyson nor Wiggins were charged with a drug offense, both were given drug tests with those results not yet public, though several published reports have revealed that Dyson failed and has been automatically suspended for the next 30 days.

Wiggins, in the meantime, is still facing a charge for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and will appear in court on Monday to hear his decision.

Posted by Josh Herwitt at 04:38 PM on February 01, 2008

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