Kellogg was arrested April 9
VERNON, Conn. -- Connecticut point guard Antonio Kellogg has been expelled from the school and granted a special form of probation on charges stemming from two recent arrests.
The 19-year-old Kellogg was in court Wednesday on charges including attempting to assault a police officer, first-degree criminal trespass, and interfering with an officer.
"We worked hard over the past year to assist Antonio through both the academic and athletic transition to life as a college student-athlete. Unfortunately, it did not turn out as we had hoped or expected," UConn coach Jim Calhoun said. "We wish Antonio the very best in his future endeavors and hope that he will continue his education in an environment in which he can be successful."
Kellogg, of Oakland, Calif., was arrested on April 9 after a confrontation with police inside a UConn dormitory.
On March 27, the freshman was charged with possession of less than four ounces of marijuana after he and several friends were approached by police. Kellogg allegedly dropped a bag of marijuana on the ground in an effort to conceal it from a state trooper who said he detected the smell of "burnt marijuana."
Superior Court Judge Constance Epstein granted Kellogg a special form of probation Wednesday known as "accelerated rehabilitation." Under the program, if Kellogg successfully completes two years of probation, which includes enrollment in a drug program, the charges will be dismissed. She also sentenced him to 100 hours of community service.
Kellogg, who had no prior criminal record, told the judge he has learned a lesson.
"No matter what, you should cooperate with law enforcement," Kellogg said.
The freshman declined comment after the hearing.
Kellogg played about 14 minutes a game this past season, backing up Marcus Williams. He appeared in 29 games, averaging just over three points.
Calhoun suspended Kellogg from the team after the Big East tournament for a "violation of team policy."
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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