IU basketball players arrested on charges of minor consumption, having fake ID

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (April 25, 2014)—Two Indiana University Men’s Basketball players were arrested early Friday morning by Indiana State Excise Police.

IU guards Kevin ‘Yogi’ Farrell, 20, and Stanford Robinson, 18, were each preliminary charged with minor consumption of an alcoholic beverage and possession of a false identification.

Police said the two allegedly attempted to enter Kilroy’s Sports Bar using fake ID cards around 1 a.m.

Farrell and Robinson were issued summonses and released.  They are scheduled to appear in Monroe County Court on April 27.

This past February, sophomore forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea was arrested on drunk driving charges. The 6’9” forward was pulled over for operating a vehicle while intoxicated around 4:45 a.m. His blood alcohol level was 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit to drive in Indiana, according to officials from the Monroe County Jail.

Head coach Tom Crean, as well as Farrell and Robinson, released statements today:

Tom Crean: “We are aware of the two infractions with a couple of the guys on our team.  One of our big problems on the court this year was solid decision making, which directly mirrors our lack of decision making off the court.  We had too many players that had a maturity problem all year and that maturity has not grown yet to where it needs to be.  This isn’t about a time of year or a special week on campus.  This is about poor judgment, selfishness of actions, and disrespect for what this program stands for.  We will continue as we have all year to push the responsibility of what it means to play in this basketball program and to represent yourself beyond reproach.  We have been successful in doing that in the past and will continue to demand those same principles.”

Yogi Farrell: “I apologize for letting down my family, coaches, teammates and fans and truly regret the mistake I made.  This is something I have to learn from, use better judgement and I have a responsibility as a leader on this team to make sure nothing like this happens again.”

Stanford Robinson: “I’m very sorry for my actions.  I know I have embarrassed my family and this program and have let a lot of people down. I have no excuses for the mistakes I made and I take full responsibility for them.”

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