Iowa State suspends Nader after DUI arrest



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AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University has suspended Abdel Nader from the basketball team after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend.

Iowa State University police arrested Nader around 11:40 p.m. Saturday on suspicion that he was operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Online court records did not show any formal charges against Nader Sunday, and police officials did not immediately respond to a message.

Nader is a 6-foot-6 small forward who sat out this past season after transferring to Iowa State from Northern Illinois.

Nader led Northern Illinois with 13.1 points a game in 2012-13, and he was expected to play next season.

Iowa State athletic department spokesman Matt Shoultz said Nader has been suspended indefinitely in accordance with the conduct policy for athletes.

Schoultz says coach Fred Hoiberg is aware of the situation.

Nader has been expected to make a significant contribution for Iowa State next year because of his record at Northern Illinois. Plus, Nader has had a year to learn Hoiberg's system.

Iowa State's season ended with a Sweet Sixteen loss to Connecticut in the NCAA tournament. The Cyclones went 28-8 on the year and won the Big 12 tournament title.

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