Dayton’s Sam Miller guilty of disorderly conduct, avoids jail, expresses remorse

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JAIL CELL VIDEO: UD player in jail incident

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UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m.: Sam Miller expressed his remorse to the court in pleading guilty and is "working hard to make sure nothing like this ever happens again," his attorney, Dennis Lieberman, said.

Beyond that, Miller had no additional comments, Lieberman said.

INITIAL REPORT

Suspended Dayton basketball player Sam Miller pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct Tuesday after an incident in the Greene County Jail that originally landed him with an assault charge.

Miller, 20, will not serve additional jail time and will pay a $250 fine, according to court records.

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UD Men's basketball player Sam Miller arrested and becomes insubordinate in back of cruiser.

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MORE: Read about Miller’s arrest here

Miller was accused of assaulting a fellow inmate on Sunday, July 30, in the Greene County Jail after an initial arrest for disorderly conduct by intoxication and underage consumption at Caddy’s Taphouse in Beavercreek.

“The university has suspended me for one semester, a decision I have accepted without appeal. In addition, my scholarship has been revoked by the athletic department and, therefore, I will not be a part of the Men’s Basketball program at the University of Dayton this fall,” Miller said earlier this month in a statement to the Dayton Daily News and WHIO. The scholarship was revoked for one year.

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On Monday, Dayton Head Coach Anthony Grant told the Daily News’ Tom Archdeacon that Miller “is a good kid who made a very, very bad decision.”

“I think he has some personal issues that need attention and hopefully this incident will make him more aware of the things previous coaches and other people have seen,” Grant told Archdeacon.

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Miller appeared in 53 of 65 games the last two seasons, averaging 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds. Miller averaged 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds as a freshman.

Last season, he averaged 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds as a sophomore. Miller was one of five returning players who averaged double-figure minutes. A sixth, junior forward Ryan Mikesell, will miss the season after undergoing two hip surgeries.

With Miller and Mikesell out for the season, Dayton will have 11 scholarship players available when the season begins.

Six of those, including five true freshmen, have never played for Dayton. The other newcomer is redshirt freshman Kostas Antetokounmpo, who sat out last season as a NCAA partial qualifier but did practice with the team starting in January.

MORE: Dayton basketball’s recent history of incidents

Staff Writer David Jablonski contributed reporting.

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