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Rebels forward Dwayne Morgan suspended indefinitely after weekend arrest

Dwayne Morgan (LVMPD/KSNV)

UNLV men’s basketball forward Dwayne Morgan has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities after a weekend arrest.

Morgan was detained Saturday morning in Las Vegas on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge in a dispute with a taxi driver over cab fare.

The incident occurred on the 700 block of Sierra Vista Drive, near East Desert Inn Road and Swenson Street, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department release. Officer Larry Hadfield says the 21-year-old Morgan was arrested after the taxi driver sought help at a police substation not far from the UNLV campus.

The UNLV athletics department released this statement:

“We are aware of the situation regarding UNLV men's basketball student-athlete Dwayne Morgan and are continuing to gather all of the facts. Coach (Marvin) Menzies has met with Dwayne, and he has been suspended indefinitely from all basketball activities.”

Morgan, a junior last season, played in eight games before suffering hip and shoulder injuries. The team announced he would miss the rest of the season and apply for a medical redshirt.

Morgan, who was recruited from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, averaged 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds last season. He started 22 games for the Rebels as a sophomore.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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