Dragovic Suspended After Arrest
By the Associated Press
UCLA starting forward Nikola Dragovic was suspended for the Bruins' game against Cal State-Bakersfield after his arrest.
A statement distributed by a team spokesman just before tip-off Friday night said Dragovic was arrested earlier in the day and charged with felony assault by the Los Angeles district attorney's office.
The school says the senior from Belgrade, Serbia, was involved in an incident last month at a concert in Hollywood. Dragovic filed a report with campus police the following week.
After an investigation, the district attorney's office filed the felony charge against Dragovic, who found out about it Friday and turned himself in to university and Los Angeles police.
Coach Ben Howland said in the statement that Dragovic told him about the incident when it happened, but no one knew that charges would be filed.
The school says Dragovic's status for future games will be decided as more information becomes available.
James Keefe started in place of Dragovic on Friday night.