IU basketball players arrested by excise police

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WANE)  Yogi Ferrell and Stanford Robinson were both charged with minor consumption and possessing fake identification after they tried to get into a Bloomington bar early Friday morning.

According to a news release issued by the Indiana State Excise Police,Farrell and Robinson tried to enter Kilroy’s Sports Bar on North Walnut Street at about 1:00 a.m.

However excise officers were working the door and recognized that the ID’s the two showed to gain entry were fake.

Farrell and Robinson were preliminarily charged with Minor Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage and Possession of a False Identification.

The two are scheduled to appear in Monroe County Court on Sunday, April 27.

Farrell, 20, is a sophomore who was a bright spot for the Hoosiers this past season.  Robinson, 18, is a freshman who is expected to play a greater role next season for coach Tom Crean’s squad.

The following statements were sent out Friday evening:

Tom Crean

“We are aware of the two infractions with a couple of the guys on our team.  One of our big problems on the court this year was solid decision making, which directly mirrors our lack of decision making off the court.  We had too many players that had a maturity problem all year and that maturity has not grown yet to where it needs to be.  This isn’t about a time of year or a special week on campus.  This is about poor judgment, selfishness of actions, and disrespect for what this program stands for.  We will continue as we have all year to push the responsibility of what it means to play in this basketball program and to represent yourself beyond reproach.  We have been successful in doing that in the past and will continue to demand those same principles.”

Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell

“I apologize for letting down my family, coaches, teammates and fans and truly regret the mistake I made.  This is something I have to learn from, use better judgement and I have a responsibility as a leader on this team to make sure nothing like this happens again.”

Stanford Robinson

“I’m very sorry for my actions.  I know I have embarrassed my family and this program and have let a lot of people down. I have no excuses for the mistakes I made and I take full responsibility for them.”

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