Police: Indiana forward Devin Davis at fault in car accident

Tuesday November 4th, 2014

Police said that Indiana sophomore forward Devin Davis was mostly to blame for a car accident that sent him to a hospital with a head injury.

Indiana teammate and forward Emmitt Holt drove into Davis after Holt drove him to a parking lot at the football stadium on Saturday, according to a police report obtained by the Associated Press.

As Holt started to drive away, Davis "jumped" in front of the car. Police cited "pedestrian's action" as the primary cause for the accident and said both players had been drinking.

The team did not update Davis’ condition in the hospital. He was listed as being in serious condition on Sunday.

Holt, 18, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.025, and was cited for misdemeanor illegal consumption and operating under the influence of alcohol under age 21.

Indiana head coach Tom Crean said on his radio show Monday night that Holt will sit out four games.

“We had a couple guys make bad choices,” Crean said. “We're not a program that waits for this or that. The rules say that they sit a certain amount of games, I say they sit more.”

The school released a statement from Holt on Monday.

"Devin is not only a teammate but also a great friend, and it pains me to know that I have caused him harm. I sincerely regret my actions and I understand that I must be held accountable to the high standards that Coach Crean and IU have set for all of us. I want to apologize to Coach, to my teammates and to the entire IU community for not living up to the expectations that this program and university deserve. I will work hard in the coming days, weeks and months to become a better man and teammate."

Two more Indiana basketball players, sophomores Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson, will not play in Thursday’s exhibition opener against Northwood (MI) University after being suspended for reportedly failing drug tests. Crean said those two will also sit for four games.

- Scooby Axson

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