ARIZONA FOOTBALL

Receiver suspended following gun arrest

2010-06-23T00:00:00Z 2014-09-15T09:07:29Z Receiver suspended following gun arrestRyan Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 23, 2010 12:00 am  • 

Wide receiver Delashaun Dean was suspended indefinitely from the Arizona Wildcats football team Tuesday while he faces weapons charges.

Dean, 21, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with one count of suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor.

Dean is scheduled to appear in a Tucson court next week, according to court records.

Officers were called to an IHOP Restaurant on North Oracle Road at around 2:40 a.m. Saturday after a customer reported seeing Dean flash a gun, Tucson Police Department spokesman Sgt. Fabian Pacheco said.

Dean did not have a gun in his possession when officers arrived. He reportedly threw the gun under his vehicle, Pacheco said.

Dean's gun was confiscated at the scene along with another gun that did not belong to the UA receiver. Dean was then cited and released at the scene, Pacheco said.

Dean, a senior majoring in religious studies, will be suspended until his case is settled. He will remain enrolled in classes, a UA spokesman said.

Coach Mike Stoops issued a statement to the Star on Tuesday confirming Dean's suspension. He said Dean's penalty is the result of "a violation of team rules."

The UA's student code of conduct prohibits "possession, display, or storage of any weapon, dangerous instrument, explosive material or device, bomb-making materials or dangerous chemical" on campus, with a few exceptions. It also says unlawful possession of a gun is grounds for suspension or expulsion.

It is unknown whether the gun was registered in Dean's name.

Dean is expected to be one of the UA's top wide receivers as a senior this fall. The Fairfield, Calif., native caught 132 passes for 1,407 yards and seven touchdowns over his first three seasons. His career has been marred by knee injuries and concussions.

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