Marquette issues statement on 6 basketball players ticketed

CREATED Mar 20, 2012

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MILWAUKEE- Six members of the Marquette men's basketball team have been ticketed for being underage in a downtown Milwaukee club, according to the Journal Sentinel's Don Walker.

Walker notes that the six who were ticketed by police were Todd Mayo, 20, a freshman guard; Vander Blue, 19, a sophomore guard; Jamail Jones, 19, a sophomore forward; Juan Anderson, 18, a freshman forward; Derrick Wilson, 20, a freshman guard; and Jake Thomas, 20, a junior guard.

Larry Williams, Marquette University's Vice President and Director of Athletics released the following statement:

"We were aware of this incident shortly after it occurred.  We cooperated with the Milwaukee Police Department and referred the players involved to the University's Student Conduct System, as would be the case for any Marquette student.  Discipline was imposed through the team, the Athletic Department and the university.  Since we have dealt with this issue, none of this prevents any of our players from participating in the NCAA tournament.  We are looking forward to Thursday's game." 

The Marquette Golden Eagles play Florida at 9:17 p.m. Thursday in Phoenix for a Sweet 16 matchup.  The team was scheduled to leave for Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon.