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Police: Suspended Winona St. Basketball Players Were Drunk

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WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Police say the two Winona State University basketball players who were suspended indefinitely two days before the conference playoffs were intoxicated during an incident that happened at a campus dorm earlier this week.

Winona Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams says James Anthony Tucker was handcuffed and cited for disorderly conduct after he and Joel Armstrong became unruly and refused to leave the dorm Monday about 1:30 a.m. Williams says Tucker was taken to a detox unit in Rochester. He says Tucker’s preliminary breath test was nearly three times the legal limit. Armstrong wasn’t cited because he cooperated with officers.

Both players were suspended indefinitely by head coach Mike Leaf. KAGE radio says Tucker was a starter on the WSU team. Armstrong was a reserve.

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