Gonzaga star strikes surprise deal with prosecutors

This won’t matter as far as Indiana’s game against Gonzaga Thursday, but I thought you might be interested in today’s update on the legal status of Gonzaga forward Josh Heytvelt, who was the Zags’ second-leading scorer and leading rebounder before his suspension last month for drug possession.

According to the Spokane SpokesmanReview.com Heytvelt struck a surprise deal today with prosecutors that will allow him to avoid prosecution by participating in a diversion program in which he has to stay out of trouble for one year.

For today’s full report from the SpokesmanReview.com, click here.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few said Sunday that Heytvelt and teammate Theo Davis, who was arrested in the same incident, definitely will not play in the NCAA Tournament and their suspensions will last until the end of this season.

According to a SpokesmanReview.com report, police just before midnight on Feb. 9 stopped the vehicle in which Heytvelt and Davis were riding and found about 33 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms in a backpack in the cargo area of the vehicle, which belonged to Heytvelt, along with a small amount of marijuana that police said Davis admitted to having in his possession.


  1. Good for Coach Few for not letting them back in! It is obviously to his benefit to bring them back for the
    tournament, but he’s going to do what is right!
    These players are role models, and if they get arrested
    for drugs or anything else, they should not get preferential
    treatment. OUR kids are watching what happens to them!
    If they weren’t playing IU I would say, “Go Zags”!

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