Crean: Holt, Robinson, Williams will sit four games

  • 11/03/2014 7:30 pm in

Indiana coach Tom Crean announced on his radio show Monday night that freshman Emmitt Holt and sophomores Stanford Robinson and Troy Williams have been suspended for four games.

Holt’s suspension is a result of his involvement in the accident that occurred early Saturday morning.

“Emmitt made a couple poor choices,” Crean said on his radio show. “It’s not about what the BAC is. He’s underage and he shouldn’t have been drinking.”

The suspensions for Robinson and Williams are due to failed drug tests per a report from Jeff Goodman of Crean said the suspensions were due to mistakes made over the summer.

“On top of that, we had a couple bad decisions made this summer,” Crean said. “Nobody is happy, Nobody is condoning anything. We have to grow up. We have to. As a unit, as a group of young men.”

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  • Brad

    Let me guess. This is all a result of a lack of awareness. Yada Yada. C’mon CTC. Lay down the hammer before Glass lays it down on you.

  • KraigIU

    According to Alex the IU Student Bill of Rights a second failed drug test has a penalty of a 3 game suspension so these penalties are in line with that.

  • ForeverIU

    Agree, with a minor modification: Emmitt’s suspension should be shorter than Troy and Stan’s, lol.

  • KraigIU

    Anyone else feel like it’s a little hypocritical that Holt is getting suspended for underage drinking but Yogi & Stan weren’t originally suspended when they were caught?

  • HoosierHuckleberry

    I can hardly wait to see what devastating news comes our way tomorrow…the hits just keep on coming. Maybe TC ought to become intimately familiar with the term “Tough Love–what it means and how to administer it”. It is apparent that tweeting quotes by Andy Andrews ain’t making it for some of these players.

    I’ll be the first to admit that the threat of punishment–real or perceived–rarely stops anyone from breaking a law, but a 4-game suspension for TW and SR who made a “couple bad decisions this Summer? And we’re just now finding out about it? Are you kidding me?
    It may well be unfair to hold student-athletes to higher behavioral standards on/off court as well as in/out of the classrooms than their peers are, but these young men have been given $30,000/year scholarships and I don’t think it’s unreasonable to require and expect them to abide by a few simple rules (assuming TC has some, that is). If they prove to be unwilling or incapable of following the rules or of becoming more of a tough love coach instead of a friend, only two words remain: “Adios amigo”.

  • Tucson Hoosier

    Absolutely. Holt deserves the 4 game suspension, but you are on point.

  • Alford Bailey

    I’ve got some crow to eat. OUTOFTHELOOP where you at? Looks like Tim Priller will be a major player for us after all.

  • HoosierHuckleberry

    Max’s minutes may also be on the upswing.

  • Court Storming Hoosier

    Crean was destroyed on the radio show today. Realistically speaking, I just don’t see how he keeps his job unless we go far in the tournament this year; with all this off the court drama, it is a very real possibility that we don’t even make the tournament (even before all of this stuff, I wasn’t convinced that we were a “good” team anyway). With as much disdain the fan base (or at least the vocal part of it) has of Tom Crean, how can anyone say otherwise, buyout be damned?

  • SilentBob

    Oh don’t worry I still think you were a bit extreme in your consequences, but at least I’m a happy medium (and have been) between you and some of these guys who think 4 games is enough. This is really the only big bone I’ve had to pick with Crean was punishment. I wanted Hanner out for the season. I wanted Yogi to get at least 5 games (not including exhibition). After this tirade I vote 10 games for Emmitt and Troy (not including exhibitions), and AT LEAST half the season for Stan if not the entire season.

  • Alford Bailey

    Question I have is do we have to pay the buyout when the guy seems to have lost control of the boys?

  • Michael Crawley

    It is all the former players saying it.

  • Hoosier1158

    I thought they got caught trying to use a fake ID to enter a bar and had not been drinking, yet?

  • HoosierHuckleberry

    It’s ironic that one of the least powerful mind altering substances remains in the body for the longest period of time. I’d venture a guess that most kids know this. So how does that relate to what SR did this past Summer? And I’d also like to know why you feel that IU owes or is somehow obligated to help Robinson now? I bet that he didn’t come forward on his own or we wouldn’t be discussing it in a public forum. His 3-most recent decisions to break laws sort of tend to indicate that he is neither ready nor willing to accept the constraints of being a Hoosier. A 1-way ticket home and a list of rehab facilities in MD might get his attention. It would also send about as poignant a message to others as I could imagine.

  • Bryce Kepner

    Its been that way since Davis

  • IUreturn

    True. This crap really pushes a button for me.

  • SilentBob

    Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t you one of the people supporting giving players like Jaquan Lyle a second chance? IMO weed and alcohol consumption is much easier to reverse than a lifetime of poor study habits. Again I’ve said this many times, If you can read a defense, you can read a book. Wouldn’t be surprised if that kid liked a little drink every now and then either.

  • Bryce Kepner

    Heck even since the late 90s with Knight, the program has been chaotic

  • Alford Bailey

    That is way down the list now. I wanted him if he got his act in order. AND that was before all this came out. I NEVER expected this under Crean. I’m leaning towards a total house cleaning of staff and several players now.

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  • SilentBob

    Well don’t you think at least Troy should be given a chance to get his act in order before we dismiss him? I can understand Robinson, but still think a half a year to full year would be more appropriate given the lack of warning. I’m right with you though. I thought Crean had more “backbone” than this when it came to punishing players. If this team doesn’t get its act together quick then I’m also for a total cleaning of the house.

  • Alford Bailey

    And somewhere in Ann Arbor, MI Jeff Meyer has a big freakin smile on his face…..

  • SilentBob

    Woah low blow buddy lol. He shouldn’t cause he still cheated

  • Michael Rizzo

    good God–please make it stop

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  • HoosierPat

    This is absolutely ridiculous. This isn’t how things are done at INDIANA. These guys represent themselves, the team, the school, the state, and all of Hoosier Nation. I’m sick and tired of the crap that’s going on in Bloomington. Playing basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers is a privilege and these guys are taking advantage of it. This stuff had better stop soon. I’d rather watch a team lose doing things the right way than win doing things the wrong way.

  • KraigIU

    IIRC they were charged for underage drinking & for the fake IDs.

  • AgentaAllstar7

    I can’t understand why my post was removed when it said nothing negative about Indiana ? I was just saying I live in Southern Indiana and have to deal with the Mind numbingly bad media and Id like for hoosier nation to have a voice.I love IU basketball more than any other team in any sport and i am a sports junkie.

  • AgentaAllstar7

    I hope we never see another court storming.Somebody stop these kids from making the majority of Hoosier Nation appear to most that we are shocked to get big wins

  • Aiken_Hoosier

    I may be missing somehing, but it seems like the million dollar question is if these “bad choices” were made during the summer, why are we just now hearing about them? (assuming the “bad choices” he’s referring to are related to failed tests).

    If these were one-time “bad decisions” and truly happened during summer, the 30-day cycle for the presumptive drug would be complete and would likely no longer be in their system to show up on a test in November.

    Someone help me here….