Eric Cobb has been suspended indefinitely by the UConn men’s basketball program for “conduct deemed detrimental to the team,” the school announced Monday night. The suspension stems from an exchange of words between Cobb and coach Kevin Ollie when Cobb was removed from the game against ECU Saturday, a source said.
The incident happened just before halftime and Cobb did not play in the second half.
Cobb, a 6-foot-9 center, left South Carolina after his freshman season after getting into legal trouble, including being arrested in connection with a string of BB gun related vandalism incidents, and for possession of marijuana. He paid a $620 fine and entered a pretrial intervention program with the goal of getting the charges expunged. After the season, coach Frank Martin said “everyone agreed it was best to move on.”
Cobb played a year of junior college ball at Chipola College and then transferred to UConn last March, promising several times since to make the most of his second chance to play major college basketball.
He started the Huskies’ first two games, then missed