Arrest warrant issued
The Douglas County District attorney in Kansas has issued an arrest warrant for University of Illinois basketball player Trent Frazier for sexual misconduct.
Suspension and bail
Frazier turned himself in to authorities in Lawrence, Kansas and posted bail. The University of Illinois has suspended him from all team activities with immediate effect.
Zero tolerance for sexual misconduct
Illinois athletic director, Josh Whitman, expressed the university’s zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct. Whitman stated, “The University and Division of Intercollegiate Athletics have shown time and again that we have zero tolerance for sexual misconduct.”
Affording due process
The university’s policy allows for appropriate levels of due process for student-athletes based on the nature and severity of the allegations. They will rely on this policy and prior experiences to handle the situation appropriately.
Transfer and performance
Frazier transferred to Illinois from another school before the start of the 2021-22 season. He has played in 11 games this season, with an average of 21.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.
Delayed actional information
The school claims to have been aware of the allegations since last September but had not received actionable information until Wednesday.
Trent Frazier was an All-Big Ten First-Team selection last season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.