AP: Akron suspends top player Treadwell


Akron’s Demetrius Treadwell, right, takes a second-half shot as Ohio’s Darius Holsten defends in the Mid-AmericanTournament championship game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The Zips won, 65-46. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT)

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Senior forward Demetrius Treadwell has been suspended indefinitely by Akron for a violation of the school’s student-athlete code of conduct.

The school did not give any specifics about Treadwell’s suspension in a brief release. The suspension begins immediately. Akron said an “incident” has been referred to the Department of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

The 6-foot-7 Treadwell was picked to the Mid-American Conference’s preseason All-East team. He scored 10 points with 13 rebounds in the Zips’ season-opening win on Friday.

Treadwell averaged 15.2 points and 8.6 rebounds in 34 games last season for the Zips, who went 21-13.

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