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|Illini Lineman Suspended After DUI Arrest
|CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois football coach Ron Zook says defensive lineman Michael Buchanan has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on a preliminary charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz says Illinois State Police arrested the 19-year-old sophomore at about 2:25 Sunday morning in Champaign. Rietz says Buchanan is out on bond. He also faces a preliminary charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Zook on Tuesday declined to discuss further details about Buchanan's arrest.
Buchanan is from Homewood. He played in Saturday's loss to Missouri after playing as a freshman in most of Illinois' games last season.
Buchanan hasn't responded to a request for comment.
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