Minnesota Golden Gopher Lineman Arrested After Insight Bowl

B.Senior Analyst IJanuary 2, 2010

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 31:  Head coach Tim Brewster of the Minnesota Golden Gophers signals for a first down during the Insight Bowl against the Iowa State Cyclones at Arizona Stadium on December 31, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona. The Cyclones defeated the Golden Gophers 14-13.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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One Minnesota Golden Gopher had a little too much fun in the sun while in Arizona for New Year's Eve. 

Offensive lineman Ryan Wynn rang in the New Year thinking about the team's Insight Bowl loss in a Tempe jail after being arrested for public consumption by a minor.

The 20 year old sophomore faces a charge of consumption by a minor after officers observed what they viewed as obvious impairment.  Police administered a portable breath test, which resulted in a reading of 0.172.

Arizona is a Zero Tolerance state.  Zero Tolerance laws state that persons under the age of 21 must not drink alcohol and will be punished for violating this law regardless of whether they are physically impaired or not.

Wynn blew more than twice the legal limit for adults in most states, .08.

According to a police representative, had Wynn been a local resident of Arizona, he would have just been cited after agreeing to show up at his court date.

Since he was from out of town, he was detained and appeared in court the following morning.

"It's not what we like to see. But we'll deal with it as we deal with all of the issues that some of our young people get involved with," Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi told the Star Tribune.

Wynn did not play this season due to surgery, but traveled with the team to Tempe for Minnesota's Insight Bowl game against Iowa State.  It is unsure of what punishment he will face from Minnesota coach Tim Brewster as a result of the incident.