College stars filling the police blotter

by Staff

Louisville starting guard Marques Maybin was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly threatening a police officer.

He was held in Jefferson County Jail before being released later that day. Earlier, Maybin was arrested on charges of terroristic threatening, obstruction of a governmental order and disorderly conduct, all of which were misdemeanors.

Maybin, along with several others, was in a parking lot of a restaurant near the Louisville campus late Saturday night.

Police were called to the scene around 2 a.m. when the restaurant’s management said the crowd would not disperse. Maybin exchanged words with an officer and started to leave, but returned and allegedly made a threatening gesture at the officer.

Maybin had nine points and six assists in Saturday’s 93-75 loss to Memphis. He is averaging 10.2 points per game this season.

Spartans face coach’s sentence

Michigan State guard Mateen Cleaves and forward Andre Hutson have been reprimanded by coach Tom Izzo following their arrests early Wednesday morning on alcohol charges. Izzo has also given the two players community service and stricter curfews in wake of the incident.

“Our players are accountable for their actions both on and off the court,” said Izzo in a statement.

Cleaves and Hutson will not start for the 14th-ranked Spartans in Saturday’s game at Wisconsin. Michigan State is 19-5 this season and leads the Big Ten with a 12-2 record.

The 20-year-old Cleaves was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol, refusing a breath test and a seat-belt violation. The 19-year-old Hutson was charged with “zero tolerance,” a charge for minors with a blood-alcohol level of .02.

East Lansing, Mich., police were called to a disturbance at an apartment complex at 4:45 a.m. EST, just hours after the Spartans beat Michigan. A police spokesperson said officers found the two players in a car.

Cleaves, who leads the Spartans in scoring, apologized for the incident on Wednesday afternoon.

? Wire report