It just gets worse for the Oregon Ducks.
The Eugene Police Departent have confirmed forward Elgin Cook and guard Jalil Abdul-Bassit were arrested for shoplifting last month.
Cooks and Abdul-Bassit were found with stolen goods from a supermarket on September 17th. Neither were taken into custody but were cited with theft in the third degree, which means that the goods stolen wasn't worth $100
Oregon have confirmed that they were made aware of the incident as soon as it took place and are handling it internally. Head Coach Dana Altman released a statement:
"We are disappointed with these two young men. We expect our student athletes to conduct themselves as solid members of this community and team. Both are being disciplined internally.”
Both men are expected to feature heavily in rotation for the Ducks this season. They both transferred to Oregon for the 2013/14 season, Cook from Northwest Florida State and Abdul-Bassit from North Idaho College.
The arrests came on the back of even bigger issues for the Ducks away from the court. Back in the spring, Damyean Dotson, Brandon Austin and Dominic Artis were all kicked off the team after they allegedly raped a female student.
Even know no charges were filed by the police after their investigation, the trio were suspended from the university for four years. Subsequently, Austins application for a junior college was rejected and Artis has enrolled at Diablo Valley College.
Cook and Abdul-Bassit are two of the three returning scholarship players for the Oregon this season.
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