UConn senior guard Caroline Doty and two others were issued infractions from the campus police department early Thursday morning for creating a public disturbance in a dorm.
According to the police record, residents of a campus dorm called the police after midnight on Nov. 1 complaining about excessive noise and door banging in a hallway.
Doty was cited at 2:15 a.m. by the authorities and allowed to leave. The report said the responding officers determined that alcohol was not involved.
“Halloween is for 8-year-old,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said Tuesday. “The decision that a 23-year-old makes to go trick-0r-treating is dumb. And invariably, the stuff they are going to do is dumber. So that’s what I think about Caroline.”
A few hours before last Friday’s preseason opener against Indiana (Pa.), Auriemma announced that Doty would be held out off the game after tweaking her chronically injured left knee.
Auriemma reiterated Tuesday that his decision not to play Doty was based entirely on her health and had nothing to do with discipline regarding the campus incident.
“I went out dressed as Lady Gaga,” Doty said. “But I’d rather just talk about basketball if that’s ok. Not going to talk about that kind of stuff.”
Doty, a fifth-year graduate student, is the veteran leader of the No. 2 Huskies and has been to Final Fours in each of her four varsity seasons. Her career has twice been interrupted by knee injuries.