Police investigating Gophers wrestlers for selling drugs

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota’s police department is investigating allegations that several Golden Gophers wrestlers have been involved in selling and using drugs.

The school says it has provided information to the police for use in the investigation.

The Star Tribune of Minneapolis quoted an anonymous wrestler who said coach J Robinson found out about the wrestlers’ plans to sell the prescription drug Xanax. The newspaper reports that Robinson collected about 1,400 pills from his wrestlers and did not report the issue to the university or to the police.

Robinson has spent 30 years coaching the Gophers wrestlers and has won three national championships. The Associated Press left a message with him seeking comment.

The school says it is declining further comment while the investigation is conducted.