Illini DL Brent suspended after DUI arrest - KMOV.com

Illini DL Brent suspended after DUI arrest

URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois football coach Ron Zook says defensive tackle Josh Brent has been suspended from the team indefinitely after his arrest over the weekend.

Illinois State Police say Brent was arrested early Saturday in Urbana for driving under the influence. A Champaign County Jail official says Brent has posted bond and been released.

Zook says in a release Sunday that Brent is suspended until the team can "gather all the facts." He says officials will continue to monitor the information.

The 21-year-old Brent played in 10 games last fall as a sophomore, registering 34 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

No published telephone listing for Brent could be found. It wasn't immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

Brent is scheduled to appear in Champaign County Court at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

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