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UCI Suspensions Are Result of Theft Charges

UC Irvine basketball players Zuri Williams and Todd Whitehead will remain suspended indefinitely because of a petty theft citation the players received Dec. 13, Assistant Athletic Director Bob Olson said Thursday.

The players, who sat out Irvine’s 86-78 upset of Iowa Wednesday, were cited at the Robinson’s-May store at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa for an alleged shoplifting incident. They must appear in municipal court on or before Jan. 20 and face fines if convicted.

“I think (Irvine Coach) Rod (Baker) wants to sit down, talk further with the kids, and review the whole situation before taking any further action,” Olson said.


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