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Player Suspended After DUI Plea

LAS VEGAS -- The UNLV Men's Basketball head coach announced Thursday that Chace Stanback will be suspended from the first game of the regular season after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.

Coach Dave Rice says the senior forward will be suspended from the regular season game on November 11, along with the Runnin' Rebels only exhibition game on November 1.

"Chace is a quality person who has had an outstanding track record in three-plus years at UNLV," Rice said. "That said, he made a bad decision that negatively impacted our program. We can't have that." 

Stanback pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor. He was arrested in May on suspicion of DUI. Toxicology reports show the player had marijuana in his system. The judge ordered him to pay a $585 fine, perform 40 hours of community service, attend DUI school and be part of a victim impact panel.

"I regret the decision that I made and I apologize to everyone who cares about UNLV and Runnin' Rebel basketball," Stanback said. "I made a terrible mistake. I have learned a lot about myself through this process and I hope people are willing to forgive me."

This is the second year in a row a Rebel has been suspended to begin the season. Last year, Tre'Von Willis had to sit a few games for a misdemeanor charge involving a domestic incident.