UWM Suspends Torre Johnson

December 15th, 2007

Senior Torre Johnson has been suspended from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's basketball team, UWM head coach Rob Jeter announced today.

"We learned of the situation involving Torre Johnson this morning and I want to make it completely clear I find this kind of behavior totally unacceptable," Jeter said. "This touches a nerve with me and, based on the facts as I have them now, it is simply something I cannot tolerate. I understand there is a process to follow in gathering all available information and any additional facts, but I am taking the swiftest action I can at this time."

Johnson is UWM's leading scorer and rebounder through the first 10 games of the season, averaging 17.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.