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UNLV basketball suspends Dwayne Morgan following weekend arrest


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UNLV forward Dwayne Morgan (15) is all smiles after rejecting a basket attempt by Northern Arizona during their game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.

Updated Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 5:11 p.m.

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Dwayne Morgan

Dwayne Morgan has been suspended indefinitely by UNLV following an arrest on early Saturday morning after an altercation with a cab driver.

The incident involved a disputed taxi fare and was reported to Metro Police about 6:45 a.m. Saturday by a cab driver who drove up to a Metro substation near the Strip, police spokesman officer Larry Hadfield said. Morgan was later identified as a suspect and arrested on one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Morgan was on the phone with Rebels coach Marvin Menzies during the incident, according to a source, and Morgan was released a few hours later.

Further details on the incident and an arrest report weren't immediately available Wednesday evening.

"We are aware of the situation regarding UNLV men's basketball student-athlete Dwayne Morgan and are continuing to gather all of the facts," the university said via release. "Coach Menzies has met with Dwayne and he has been suspended indefinitely from all basketball activities."

Morgan, a junior forward, played in nine games last season before a shoulder injury ended his campaign. He averaged 8.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Ricardo Torres-Cortez contributed to this report.