Pittsburgh Basketball: Guard Trey Zeigler Suspended Indefinitely After DUI

Jon Hancock@@JonKYSportscoSenior Analyst INovember 26, 2012

November 9, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers guard/forward Trey Zeigler (23) drives to the basket against the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers during the second half at the Petersen Events Center. The Pittsburgh Panthers won 80-48. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Pittsburgh guard Trey Zeigler was charged with two misdemeanor accounts of driving under the influence Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh's basketball coach, Jamie Dixon, announced on Monday he has suspended the junior shooting guard indefinitely, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Post-Gazette.

Dixon told Fittipaldo of the suspension, "Although I believe it was out of character for Trey, he has been immediately suspended until further notice. Trey has expressed his deep regret to me and understands and respects the importance of accountability for one’s actions.”

Zeigler, who transferred to Pittsburgh from Central Michigan, has played an average of 16.8 minutes, scoring 6.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in five games this season.

He averaged 15.8 points and 6.7 rebounds a game for Central Michigan last year.

"I want to apologize to my family, the University of Pittsburgh, my teammates and coaches and the entire Pittsburgh community," Zeigler said in a statement via CBSSports.com. "This is not indicative of the kind of person I am, nor the kind of person I want to be."

The 21-year-old Zeigler must now show he is committed to being a part of the Pittsburgh Panthers and earn the trust of Coach Dixon again.

Pittsburgh still has a lot of talent, but Zeigler would have probably had a big role for the Panthers as the season went along.

The Panthers will take on the Howard Bison Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.

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