Stein apologizes after 2 Tigers arrested

Updated: December 14, 2009, 1:01 AM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri women's basketball coach has apologized after two of her leading scorers were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and indefinitely suspended.

At a regular postgame press conference Sunday, Cindy Stein apologized to the community, the athletic administration and the "whole Mizzou nation."

Stein confirmed the players' suspensions were indefinite. She said more information would be made available "at an appropriate time."

Senior forwards Jessra Johnson and Amanda Hanneman were arrested Friday. Police have said the two were involved in an argument off campus. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that the victim was a male cheerleader.

Johnson was averaging 14.1 points per game while Hanneman was chipping in with 13.3 points per game before the suspensions.


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