November 27, 2012 in Division I
The University of Pittsburgh has suspended junior Trey Zeigler, a former Mt. Pleasant High School and Central Michigan standout, indefinitely after Zeigler was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence this weekend. From the Sporting News:
“The incident involving Trey Zeigler is not only surprising, but incredibly disappointing. Although I believe it was out of character for Trey, he has been immediately suspended until further notice,” coach Jamie Dixon said in a release from the athletic department. “Trey has expressed his deep regret to me and understands and respects the importance of accountability for one’s actions.”
Zeigler also apologized in the news release sent out by the university. Zeigler transferred from CMU after last season when his father and coach, Ernie Zeigler, was fired. He was granted a waiver by the NCAA and allowed to play immediately without sitting out, per normal NCAA transfer rules. He’d been averaging 6.2 points per game in just under 17 minutes per game for Pitt this season. Although his minutes were down, he was shooting a career-high 50 percent from the field.