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Josh Perkins suspended for the season opener

The Gonzaga Bulldogs suspended the sophomore guard for the first two games of the season following his arrest.

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs announced Josh Perkins will be suspended for two games, the first being last night’s exhibition against West Georgia, as punishment for his arrest earlier last month. Perkins will also miss the season opener against Utah Valley.

Perkins was charged with physical control of a vehicle while under the influence after police officers found him asleep at the wheel on the night of Kraziness in the Kennel.

Gonzaga gave no additional comments, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

The Zags haven’t had a lot of history with players and misconduct. Kelly Olynyk was suspended for the first three games of the season following his redshirt year for a violation of team policy. Josh Heytvelt was suspended from the team in February 2007 after being charged with felony possession following an arrest for mushrooms and marijuana.

Mark Few has generally shown that he works with the university in corresponding punishment, and although he was disappointed in Perkins’ arrest, he also stated he is, “big on the learning part of it, remorse and repentance and moving forward.”