Smith’s son put on unpaid leave after DUI arrest

Minnesota assistant basketball coach Saul Smith, the son of head

coach Tubby Smith, has been placed on indefinite unpaid leave by

the university after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the

influence of alcohol.

The school announced the punishment Sunday for the 32-year-old

Smith. It said Smith was pulled over by police early Saturday

morning after leaving a downtown Minneapolis restaurant and is

scheduled to appear in court Dec. 3.

In a statement distributed by the university, athletic director

Norwood Teague cautioned against quick judgment but said he and

Tubby Smith were ”taking this matter seriously.” Teague said the

school’s values ”dictate that our coaches and staff be positive

role models for our student-athletes.”

Smith is in his sixth season on his father’s staff at

Minnesota.