MAC Commissioner talks about the suspension with WTAM 1100.
(Akron) - Suspended Akron Zips starting guard Alexander Abreu has pleaded not guilty to trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana.
Abreu and another man were arraigned Friday morning in Akron Municipal Court. Bond was set at $5,000. Abreu and his co-defendant must check in with the courts once a week.
Around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, detectives from the Akron Police Department’s Anti-Violence Bureau, Narcotics Unit, arrested the 21-year-old Abreu, of East Exchange Street, and 18- year-old Austin Durgala, of East Dartmore Street in Akron, for trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana.
They were charged after detectives seized more than five pounds of marijuana at Durgala’s residence on East Dartmore Street.
Abreu and Durgala were booked into the Summit County Jail.
Alex Abreu is from Puerto Rico. He'd been averaging 10.3 points and 6 assists per game this season.
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Abreu has been suspended from the team indefinitely. The University of Akron released a statement:
Junior point guard Alex Abreu has been suspended from The University of Akron men's basketball team indefinitely pending the outcome of a police investigation.
The University is aware of the situation and is currently gathering more information.
This is the second time Abreu has been suspended from the team. The first time was in November of 2011 for a violation of university policy.
WTAM's Mike Snyder talked Friday to MAC Commissioner Jon Steibrecher about the suspension:
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