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Report: Illinois Forward Darius Paul Arrested In France For Public Intoxication, Vandalism, Sent Home From Team Europe Tour

Darius Paul seen court side at a game.


The long and winding college basketball career of Illinois forward Darius Paul is in serious jeopardy. After returning to the Illini following a season-long suspension for two failed drug tests, reportscame out this morning that Paul had been sent home from the team's European tour. As it turns out, Paul was arrested during a stop in France.

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In the release about Paul being sent home, head coach John Groce said that the forward's status would be reevaluated when the team returned to Champaign.

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Paul has not played Division I basketball since 2012-13, when he averaged 10.4 points per game for Western Michigan. While nothing has been decided, it is difficult to imagine Paul playing for the Illini this season following this arrest.