IOWA STATE star
has been suspended for tonight's game against rival Iowa after being arrested and charged with multiple misdemeanors.
Ames police spokesman Geoff Huff said Dejean-Jones was arrested around 3 a.m. yesterday after officers were called to his apartment over a noise complaint. A charge of gathering where marijuana is used has been dropped, but he still faces two misdemeanors: a nuisance party and noise ordinance violation.
Coach Fred Hoiberg said he decided to suspend Dejean-Jones for the game between the 14th-ranked Cyclones (6-1) and Iowa (8-2).
Story County Attorney Stephen Holmes told the Associated Press the pot charge was dismissed by a judge in Dejean-Jones' initial court appearance for a lack of probable cause.
Dejean is a fifth-year senior in his first and only season with the Cyclones after transferring from UNLV. He is the latest transfer to become a star under Hoiberg, averaging 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds a game for the 14th-ranked Cyclones.
Huff said officers have been to Dejean-Jones's apartment "more than five times" for noise complaints. Police have gathered a group of nearby residents and Iowa State coaches in the hopes of solving the problem.
"We thought everything was going pretty well, and then last night happened. Apparently it didn't work," Huff said.
The transfers Hoiberg has brought in during his 5-year tenure in Ames have largely stayed out of trouble, though junior Abdel Nader pleaded guilty to a drunken-driving charge in June and was suspended for three games.
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