Connecticut running back apologizes for arrest
Connecticut running back Lyle McCombs has publically apologized
for his arrest last week on a breach of peace charge, saying it
created a distraction that hurt the Huskies (3-3) in their 19-3
loss to Rutgers.
The sophomore was arrested along with his girlfriend on Friday
after an altercation outside a residence hall.
McCombs is due in Rockville Superior Court Nov. 27.
McCombs spoke to reporters Tuesday at the school’s weekly
football media luncheon. He says he feels fortunate that he was
only suspended for the first quarter of Saturday’s game, and has
not been told if he will face any additional sanctions from the
He is expected to start Saturday against Temple.
McCombs was suspended for 10 weeks in January, 2011 after
marijuana was found in his dorm room.