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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Illini's Darius Paul arrested

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois police say forward Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Police say they arrested the 20-year-old sophomore early Tuesday on campus. Capt. Roy Acree said an officer spotted two men crossing a parking lot around 3:20 a.m. The officer lost sight of the two but then from her car spotted one a short distance away.

Acree said the man turned and walked away from the car and ran when told to stop. Another officer tackled the man. Police say he said he had been drinking.

Paul could not immediately be reached for comment.