This was definitely some disappointing news to hear. It seemed that Crean and the IU program had worked hard to return to the level of play and success it enjoyed in the past and then this happens. Hopefully this will bring about some better decisions in the future.

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(AP) Indiana coach Tom Crean suspended three players on Monday for what he described as “poor choices.”

Guard Stanford Robinson and forwards Troy Williams and Emmitt Holt will miss the first four games of the season. Crean did not elaborate on the reasoning behind the punishment for returning starters Robinson and Williams.

Police cited Holt early Saturday morning for illegal consumption of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol under age 21 following an accident in which he allegedly drove into teammate Devin Davis and caused a head injury.

“I think it’s poor choices,” Crean explained on his first weekly radio show of the season. “Does leadership matter? Absolutely. Leadership matters the most when nobody of authority is around, and that’s probably what we’re lacking as much as anything else. But there’s a lot of things that play a part in…

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