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Report: Idaho Vandals wide receiver arrested for DUI

Idaho head coach Paul Petrino, right, during a game at Mississippi last season.
Idaho head coach Paul Petrino, right, during a game at Mississippi last season. AP

Idaho senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps was arrested for driving under the influence Sunday morning, The Argonaut reported Monday. The Argonaut is the university's student newspaper.

Epps had 79 catches for 980 yards and four touchdowns in 2013, his first season in the Idaho program. Epps transferred from City College of San Francisco.

"I am aware of the situation involving Dezmon Epps and I am disappointed in his actions. I will review the matter and it will be handled swiftly and decisively. Our student-athletes will understand that there will be discipline in our program. They will learn the responsibility they have in representing themselves, the football program, and the University of Idaho in the right manner. We will hold our student-athlete’s accountable for their actions at all times as character and integrity will always be a priority in our program. We will learn just as many life lessons through our failures as we will through our successes," Idaho coach Paul Petrino said in a statement released by the school.

Idaho announced Saturday morning that it had been banned by the NCAA from a bowl game in 2014 and faced practice time reductions as a result of poor Academic Progress Rate scores.

Due to the sanctions and because he is a senior, Epps is eligible to transfer to another Football Bowl Subdivision team and play immediately. Petrino said Saturday that Epps, along with standout seniors Maxx Forde and Mike Marboe, are committed to the Idaho program.

"They're all Vandals. They're 100 percent with us," Petrino said.

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