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Saul Smith Placed On Leave at Minnesota

Former Kentucky point guard and current Minnesota assistant coach Saul Smith was placed on leave today after being arrested on suspicion of DUI. Smith was stopped early Saturday morning after leaving a downtown Minneapolis restaurant. This is Saul’s first offense. Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague released the following statement

While we do not want to rush to judgment before the legal process proceeds, Coach Tubby Smith and I are taking this matter seriously, University of Minnesota values dictate that our coaches and staff be positive role models for our student-athletes. As such, we are taking disciplinary measures while the legal system takes its course.”

Saul is scheduled to be back in court on December 3rd.

 

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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27 Comments for Saul Smith Placed On Leave at Minnesota



  1. BravoBigBlue
    6:55 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    Fire his ass!



  2. Dylan
    6:56 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    damn Saul



  3. Fake Ryan Lemond
    6:57 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    Word on the street is that Saul Smith was crooning “Amanda” when he was arrested. “Amanda, light of my life. *hic* Fate should have made you a gentleman’s wife.”



  4. Karl Hungus
    7:04 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    i wonder how he can get jules to take the fall for this one.



  5. Brad
    7:05 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    suspension of DUI? That is a new charge….



  6. Wild Turkey 101
    7:10 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    STAY CLASSY MINNESOTA!



  7. BCG
    7:21 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    don’t worry bout it!



  8. Facts
    7:28 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    Being drunk would explain some of Saul’s performance while he was at UK. But, you’d have to be HAMMERED to have left him in the game (looking at you, Tubby).



  9. Bubba Earl
    7:45 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    Obviously Saul has been learning his ways of bad vices from Mbuikeuioytrb!, whom was put on probation recently.



  10. Sittin' Bull
    7:50 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    Saul and Donna out on the town???



  11. Big J
    7:50 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    That’s refreshing to see coaches being positive role models. Louisville obviously doesn’t adhere to that policy. How would you like Ricky Pitino as your son’s example of character?



  12. tyrus
    7:54 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    Boy hasn’t the talent level elevated dramatically since the days of Saul.



  13. SteveM
    7:56 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    It won’t make any difference to the Gopher basketball team. Too bad it wasn’t Tubby that got busted. Then maybe they’d have some hope.



  14. jymbo
    8:05 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    Tubby had a zero tolerance policy at UK, when he let Jules Camaro go for his DUI. Let’s see if he has double standaeds.



  15. DeAmazinCaucasian
    8:21 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    Saul never could drive



  16. Scotty Sharp
    8:24 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    14) Current Golden Gopher basketball player Trevor Mbakwe punched a chick and broke several bones in her face a few years back in junior college. While at Minnesota, he has violated a restraining order after sending a Facebook message to a former girlfriend and was arrested for drinking and driving in September. The judge only issued additional probation and community service instead of time in jail, and he will play for Minny this upcoming season. Tubby has a soft spot for his star player.



  17. Tubby Wilson
    8:28 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    Tubby didn’t have a zero tolerence policy, the school did. I wonder if you’ll acknowledge your mistake.



  18. The Big Blue Nation is a family
    8:30 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    The Big Blue Nation is a family… Unless you weren’t good. Saul Smith, Sheray Thomas, Michael Porter, Joker Phillips, Morgan Newton, we hate you.



  19. Donna
    8:53 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    15) Niiiice!



  20. Dave in Bangkok
    9:06 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    He was driving Trevor Mbakwe around finding women to stalk and beat.



  21. wakecat
    9:18 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    And somewhere in Lexington, Ryan Lemond just took a long pull off a cheap domestic beer, put on a Rascal Flatts CD, and leaned back with a smug smile on his face.



  22. Saul
    9:32 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    I remind myself of Aladdin……if only I would’ve used my magic carpet.



  23. shields eyes
    9:32 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    Jules Camara says Saul should be suspended for a year.



  24. barn
    10:14 pm October 21, 2012 Permalink

    saul smith–the reason good point guards didn’t come to UK when he was here



  25. Barfly
    12:02 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Too many people still drink and drive these days until they are caught. I am 100% sure Saul Smith has learned his lesson the hard way and will not do it again.



  26. BuD LiGhT
    12:54 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Hey ‘Barfly’ (#25) … wha ja smokin’?



  27. Brad
    10:06 am October 22, 2012 Permalink

    Not exactly the first time Saul has been rejected after recklessly driving a lane.