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.