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IU wrestler arrested on charges of public intoxication, indecent exposure in Evansville

Then-freshman, now sophomore Kyle Luigs wrestles against junior Chris Debien on Feb. 24 in Wilkinson Hall. Luigs was arrested early Tuesday morning in Evansville, Indiana, while celebrating his 21st birthday.

IU wrestler Kyle Luigs was arrested early Tuesday morning in Evansville, Indiana, while celebrating his 21st birthday.

The redshirt sophomore was taken into custody on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and indecent exposure, according to the Evansville Courier & Press.

Luigs allegedly peed in the grass near a local gas station when authorities were called.

When police arrived at the scene, Luigs attempted to escape before he was tackled and taken into custody.

He was released after paying a $200 bond around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the Evansville Courier & Press.

The Evansville native was charged with illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage last year, but the charges were dropped after he went through a diversion program.

Luigs, who is in the 133-pound weight class for the Hoosiers, has a career record of 24-21 and is coming off of a championship run at the University of Northern Iowa Open Dec. 14 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

His future with the program is uncertain following the incident. If Luigs is dismissed from the team, the loss could leave another hole in the IU lineup after 141-pound sophomore Paul Konrath was also ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering his third concussion in November.

Jeremy Rosenthal, IU Athletics assistant director of media relations, released the following statement to the Evansville Courier & Press:

“Indiana University Athletics and the IU wrestling program are aware of the incident involving Kyle Luigs, a member of the wrestling team. IU Athletics will continue to gather facts, cooperate with and monitor legal process, and take further action as the evolving situation warrants.”

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