Posted by Tom Fornelli
When Arizona State was in Los Angeles losing to USC on Saturday night, it was without its punter. Trevor Hankins, who is third in the nation with a 47.09 yards per punt average, didn't make the trip, but there had been no explanation for his absence from Dennis Erickson or the team. We have one now, though.
The good news is that Hankins isn't hurt. The bad news is that he's currently suspended following an arrest for DUI.
Hankins was pulled over at 1:23am on Friday morning in Scottsdale after making two u-turns and drifting into another lane. When the police pulled him over, Hankins told them that he was on the way to pick up a couple of friends who were too drunk to drive themselves, and that he pulled the U-turns because he thought he left his wallet at a store.
Hankins also admitted that he'd had some drinks earlier in the night, and after subjecting Hankins to some tests, the police then arrested him for "driving while impaired to the slightest degree."
As for when Hankins will be allowed to return to the team, Dennis Erickson said during his press conference on Monday that he wanted to talk to Hankins before making a decision about this week's game against Stanford. So unless Hankins shows up to that conversation impaired to the slightest degree, I'd expect him to be back for the Stanford game.