Gonzaga’s Mark Few Receives One-Game Suspension For DUI

As suspected, Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few will be punished by the program after he was cited for a DUI in early September.

Per TMZ Sports, Few will have to serve a one-game suspension for the Bulldogs’ opener, Nov. 9 against Dixie State.

But that’s not all. Few has also been banned from the team’s “Midnight Madness” fun, as well as the first two exhibition games. Overall, the suspension is expected to last a little more than a month.

That said, TMZ reported the coach should be back for Gonzaga’s second game, against Texas — a much more prominent opponent than little Dixie State out of Utah.

Few was cited for a DUI in Idaho, not far from Gonzaga’s campus in eastern Washington. He addressed the situation over the weekend.

“I have had a month to reflect on the regretful decisions I made on Sept. 6. I again offer my sincere apology and I remain committed to learning from this mistake,” he said. “As a consequence of my error in judgment, I will not be present at Kraziness in the Kennel and the first three games of our season.

“I know this impacts our student-athletes and the coaching staff as we begin the season. I understand the severity of my actions and am sorry for the impact this consequence has on our team. Thank you again to those who have supported me, my family, and our program throughout this process.”

The Bulldogs went undefeated last year before losing to Baylor in the NCAA championship game. Few has been their head coach since 1999 and was named AP Coach of the Year in 2017.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. One game. THAT will teach him!!!

    On the other hand, OKTC (and other media) continues to provide hagiographical coverage of Eldrick Woods, he of the 3 DUIs but mercifully no injuries or deaths to others. He’s coming back from his injuries!!! Hallelujah! (But let’s not mention they were self inflicted from driving under the influence of prescription meds. Can’t do that.) All praise Tiger the Golf Savior!!!

    Few’s treatment looks downright cruel in comparison.

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