Two WVU Basketball Players Cited After Incident

By: WV MetroNews, Anna Baxter, The Associated Press Email
By: WV MetroNews, Anna Baxter, The Associated Press Email

UPDATE 8/31/10 @ 11:25 a.m.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Morgantown police have issued citations to two West Virginia basketball players on a disorderly conduct charge.

Morgantown Municipal Court Clerk Joyce Marshall said Tuesday that officers cited guards Joe Mazzulla and Dalton Pepper for allegedly urinating in public in downtown Morgantown on Sunday.

Marshall says if the pair contest the citations, they'll face a Nov. 1 court date. Or they can plead guilty and pay fines ranging from $135 to $535.

In a statement, WVU coach Bob Huggins said he was aware of the incident and the matter is being handled internally.

Huggins suspended Mazzulla in April 2009 after the player's second arrest in nine months. Mazzulla pleaded no contest last August to a disorderly conduct charge and was reinstated to the team that month.

ORIGINAL STORY 8/31/10 @ 8:37 a.m.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two West Virginia University basketball players were issued citations following an incident in downtown Morgantown.

Early Sunday, Point Guard Joe Mazulla and sophomore Dalton Pepper were ticketed by police for disorderly conduct and public urination.

Mazzulla and Pepper were picked up near Chestnut Street.

Both of them are expected to appear in court on November 1.

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