Two freshmen for No. 13 Connecticut are being investigated for allegedly discussing swapping game tickets for shoes with employees at a clothing at a Hartford-area mall, according to televised reports.
Freshmen Doug Wrenn and Tony Robertson were suspended for Saturday's Michigan State game for an off-campus incident that occurred last month. Coach Jim Calhoun would not elaborate on the incident but said he learned of it on Thursday.
Television stations WTIC, WVIT, WTNH and WFSB reported Monday night the two are the subject of police investigation stemming from the incident at the clothing store. The store manager apparently stepped in and prevented the transaction according to the reports, which all cited sources that were not identified.
Neither police nor the university would comment on the investigation.
Wrenn and Robertson did not practice on Monday. Calhoun said he would make a decision on when either would return "as soon as I feel comfortable that I have all the information that I need."
It's not the first time Wrenn has run afoul of Calhoun. He and reserve center Souleymane Wane were held out of a game against Duke in November for taking a taxi instead of the team bus home from the first game of the season, against Iowa during the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament in Madison Square Garden.
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