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20070314 Dillon Suspended(1)
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Release: 03/14/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=Arial><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-style: italic">TUCSON, Ariz.--</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-style: italic">Junior basketball guard Daniel Dillon has been suspended from competition pending further review, head coach Lute Olson said Wednesday. He will accompany the team to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Orleans</st1:place></st1:City> today (Wednesday) for NCAA championship play, but will not be in uniform.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>The suspension is due<SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-style: italic"> to a violation of a team rule, Olson said. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-style: italic"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-style: italic"><FONT face=Arial>&ldquo;I have no further comment about this matter at this time,&rdquo; Olson said. Arizona Athletics director <st1:PersonName w:st="on">Jim Livengood</st1:PersonName> said other matters relating to the situation will not be released.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-style: italic"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-style: italic"><FONT face=Arial>UA plays Purdue Friday in <st1:City w:st="on">New Orleans</st1:City> and if it wins that game would play either top-seed <st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State> or 16-seed <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Jackson</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> on Sunday.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>Statement from Daniel Dillon:<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>&ldquo;I apologize to the community for my recent actions. I accept Coach Olson&rsquo;s decision and look forward to supporting the team every way I can.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P>
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