Monday, January 8, 2007
Broadus arrested, suspended after best game of season
PROVO, Utah -- BYU basketball player Rashaun Broadus was
suspended for the season Monday after being arrested on suspicion
of drunken driving.
He was stopped by police early Sunday, hours after scoring 19
points to lead the Cougars over San Diego State in his best game of
"The whole thing is very unfortunate. He will not be playing or
practicing with the team," coach Dave Rose said.
Officers reported a "strong smell of alcohol" when Broadus was
pulled over while driving south on Interstate 15 about 5 a.m.
Sunday, Trooper Preston Raban of the Utah Highway Patrol said.
He was taken to the Utah County Jail and booked for speeding,
not having a driver's license, improperly tinted windows and
suspicion of drunken driving, Raban said.
Broadus failed sobriety tests and refused a breath test, the
trooper said. He was released about two hours later.
Broadus, a senior in his second year at BYU, transferred from
Western Nebraska Community College. He was a starting guard in 11
of BYU's 15 games, averaging 6.1 points.
BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said the case has been referred to
the school's honor code office. Alcohol use by students is
prohibited at BYU, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of
Broadus' phone number is not listed. He did not immediately
respond to an e-mail from The Associated Press. The team's Web site
says he is from Hawaii.
"Our basketball program ... has expectations of behavior and
high standards that we've set for ourselves," Rose said.
"Unfortunately, Rashaun Broadus made some decisions not in keeping
with these standards."