BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Indiana University Men's Basketball Coach Tom Crean is calling it a maturity problem after two of his players were arrested for underage drinking.
Both Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell, 20, and Stanford B. Robinson, 18, apologized for their actions Friday after Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested them. They were both preliminarily charged with Minor Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage and Possession of a False Identification.
The two players allegedly tried to get into Kilroy's in Bloomington using false IDs. Excise officers who were working inside the bar recognized the IDs as fakes.
Farrell and Robinson were each issued summonses and released. They will appear in court Sunday.
"We are aware of the two infractions with a couple of the guys on our team. One of our big problems on the court this year was solid decision making, which directly mirrors our lack of decision making off the court. We had too many players that had a maturity problem all year and that maturity has not grown yet to where it needs to be. This isn't about a time of year or a special week on campus. This is about poor judgment, selfishness of actions, and disrespect for what this program stands for. We will continue as we have all year to push the responsibility of what it means to play in this basketball program and to represent yourself beyond reproach. We have been successful in doing that in the past and will continue to demand those same principles," said Crean.
"I apologize for letting down my family, coaches, teammates and fans and truly regret the mistake I made. This is something I have to learn from, use better judgement and I have a responsibility as a leader on this team to make sure nothing like this happens again," said Ferrell.
"I'm very sorry for my actions. I know I have embarrassed my family and this program and have let a lot of people down. I have no excuses for the mistakes I made and I take full responsibility for them," said Robinson.