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Missouri suspends Zach Price after arrest, assault charge

Missouri's Zach Price, a transfer from Louisville, was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault and third-degree assault.

He has been suspended from Missouri's basketball team.

"We are aware of the situation involving Zach Price and, per department policy, he is suspended immediately," a school official told the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Here are the details, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune:

Columbia Police Sergeant Joe Bernhard confirmed that Price was arrested at 2:31 a.m. at 3007 Troyer near the intersection of Green Meadows, but the incident that led to his arrest occurred at 1:17 a.m. in the “area of Stadium Boulevard,” according to the probable cause statement.

Price, 20, was involved in a dispute with a 23-year-old male roommate and 23-year-old Amanda Ackerburg and followed them to the area of Stadium Boulevard, blocked in their vehicle with his own vehicle, preventing them from leaving the area, according to the probable cause statement.

The statement said that Price exited the vehicle and struck one of the victims in the face with a closed fist. The other victim attempted to intervene and was pushed to the ground by Price.

One of the victims tried to spray Price with mace. Both victims were said to sustain minor injuries as a result of Price's actions.

Price, 6-foot-10, transferred to Missouri from Louisville after last season and sat out this past season per normal NCAA transfer rules for men's basketball players. He averaged 1.2 points and 1.4 rebounds as a sophomore on the Louisville team that won the title.

Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for CBSSports.com and frequent contributor to the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts the highest-rated sports talk radio show -- The Gary Parrish Show -- in the history of Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two children and a dog.
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