Connecticut G Dyson fails drug test

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT (TICKER) —The trouble continues for Connecticut guard Jerome Dyson.

The sophomore guard failed a drug test and will be suspended for a mandatory 30 days, the Hartford Courant reported on Thursday.

Dyson, the leading scorer for the Huskies at 14.3 points, had already been suspended for the past two games along with reserve guard Doug Wiggins after both players were involved in an incident with UConn police last Thursday.

Wiggins was found to be driving with a suspended licence while both players were also in possession of alcohol. The report also stated that a small amount of marijuana was found at the scene but neither player was charged as campus police could not determine possession.

Both players were suspended by coach Jim Calhoun on Friday due to the incident - missing wins over Indiana and Louisville - and were required to submit to a drug test, the report stated.

According to the Courant, Dyson failed the test, marking the second time he had failed one during his tenure at the school. Due to that, he faces being suspended another 30 days.

Wiggins, who had already failed two previous tests, passed his according to the report and returned to practice on Thursday. It is up to Calhoun if the sophomore guard will play against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

One of the top reserves for the Huskies, Wiggins has averaged 6.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18 games.

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Updated Thursday, Jan 31, 2008