Gophers basketball player arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

- UPDATE: On Aug. 1, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said there is not enough evidence to prove a crime was committed. Charges will not be filed against Reggie Lynch.

University of Minnesota Gophers Basketball player Reggie Lynch was arrested Sunday on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. He's been suspended from all team activities indefinitely.

Lynch, 21, is currently being held at Hennepin County Jail, but has not been formally charged. He was arrested by University of Minnesota police.

The Minnesota native attended Edina High School where he led the team to a third place finish in the 2012-13 state tournament. His uncle is former Gophers basketball great and TV/radio analyst Kevin Lynch.

Lynch, a junior, sat out for the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules after playing for Illinois State.

The arrest comes as the team is under scrutiny for bad behavior. Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer were suspended for a violation of team rules before the Feb. 28 game against Illinois.

"I would suggest to Mr. Pitino that he right the ship," U of M Board of Regents chair Dean Johnson told Fox 9.

Statement from University of Minnesota Athletics Department

Men’s basketball student-athlete Reggie Lynch has been arrested on probable cause of criminal sexual conduct. As a result, he is suspended from all team activities indefinitely, pending the outcome of the investigation.

As an athletics department and a University, we are committed to respect toward all members of the community and we hold all of our student-athletes accountable to the highest standards.


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