UMD's Brown, MOP of NCAA Tournament, Arrested
CHN Staff Report
Minnesota-Duluth's J.T. Brown, the Most Outstanding Player of this past season's NCAA Tournament, has been arrested on charges of giving a false name to a police officer and attempting to flee police.
Brown, the son of former Minnesota Vikings running back Ted Brown, was using a fake identification at Grandma's Sports Garden on June 18, two weeks before his 21st birthday.
According to the complaint, as reported by the Duluth News-Tribune, Brown first tried to tell that officer that he was the person on the ID. After further questioning, Brown admitted his name was J.T., then, when the officer went to write a citation, tried to flee the police.
Brown was tracked down by officers, but continued to struggle, and had to be subdued by police and handcuffed.
Brown has been summoned to appear in court on Aug. 18.
According to the Tribune, UMD coach Scott Sandelin said, “We are aware of the situation and we’ll deal with it appropriately at the right time.”