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Illinois basketball player Paul arrested

Tuesday - 4/22/2014, 5:50pm  ET

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- University of Illinois police say basketball player Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Police say they arrested the 20-year-old sophomore early Tuesday on campus. Capt. Roy Acree Police said an officer spotted two men crossing a parking lot around 3:20 a.m. The officer lost sight of the two but from her car spotted one a short distance away.

Acree said the man turned and walked away from the car and ran when told to stop.

Another officer tackled the man. Police say he said he had been drinking.

Paul could not immediately be reached for comment. Coach John Groce said he would let the legal process play out before considering disciplinary action.

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