Darius Paul has been dismissed from the Illinois men’s basketball team following an arrest during the Illini’s recent trip to France, the school announced late Friday.
“Although his playing days here are over, we are committed to helping him move forward,” said Illinois coach John Groce.
Paul was arrested last week in France for vandalizing vehicles and resisting arrest while he was reportedly intoxicated. The school subsequently made him leave the trip early.
The 6-foot-8 forward never played a game for Illinois.
He had previously been suspended for failing multiple drug tests.