Josh Perkins closed out the 2015-2016 season walking off the court in tears, and this season is off to a rocky start for the incumbent starting point guard. Mark Few issued a statement today through the Gonzaga Athletic Department that the sophomore was charged with a gross misdemeanor.
Thomas Clouse of the Spokesman-Review reports the 21-year old Perkins was cited for “physical control of a vehicle while under the influence” at approximately 4am last Sunday (October 9), several hours after the team held Kraziness in the Kennel. Per the Spokesman-Review, Perkins will have a pre-trial hearing on November 10, the day before the team’s season opener against Utah Valley.
“We take this situation very seriously, and we will give Josh the support that he needs to help him learn from this,” Few said in his statement. “He understands the serious nature of the charge and has made a commitment to the process with the University.”
In terms of punishment with Gonzaga, the Athletic Department only stated that Perkins will undergo the process for discipline in accordance with the University’s Student Code of Conduct and the Student-Athlete Handbook. Beyond that, it’s hard to speculate whether Perkins will be suspended or if he’ll face any other discipline as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ensures confidentiality for the involved parties.