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Willis To Serve Suspension

Sept. 28, 2010

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV men's basketball senior Tre'Von Willis has been suspended by the athletics department for at least the first 10 percent of the team's games this season, head coach Lon Kruger announced Tuesday.

Earlier in the day Willis pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge.

"I want to apologize to my family, the university, my coaches, my teammates and to the community of Las Vegas," Willis said. "I feel awful and embarrassed. I used extremely poor judgment, made a mistake and take responsibility for what happened. I will work hard to earn back the trust and support of the fans and those close to me."

In addition to the penalties issued by the court, the at least 10 percent of games missed penalty issued by the athletics department equals at least three games, which will consist of the first two exhibition games along with the regular-season opener.

"Tre'Von made a mistake and feels horrible about it," Kruger said. "He let a lot of people down. With any mistake there are consequences and he is accepting responsibility for what he did. In addition to the legal-system penalties, he is also being penalized by the program to address the mistakes he made and will miss at least the first 10 percent of his senior season."



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