Nov 21, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Pittburgh Panthers guard Trey Zeigler (23) holds the ball against the Michigan Wolverines during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Michigan won the game 67-22. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Pitt guard Trey Zeigler suspended for DUI charge

Through six games, Jamie Dixon’s Pitt Panthers have shown great depth en route to a 5-1 start to the season, but junior transfer guard Trey Zeigler will be testing exactly how deep the Panthers really are.

November 13, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers guard/forward Trey Zeigler (23) is fouled as he shoots by Lehigh Mountain Hawks forward Justin Goldsborough (40) during the second half at the Petersen Events Center. The Pittsburgh Panthers won 78-53. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Zeigler has been charged with driving under the influence, stemming from an incident over the weekend. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Zeigler will “be charged by mail summons with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. Details of the arrest were not immediately available.”

Dixon responded to the incident by saying:

“The incident involving Trey Zeigler is not only surprising, but incredibly disappointing. Although I believe it was out of character for Trey, he has been immediately suspended until further notice. Trey has expressed his deep regret to me and understands and respects the importance of accountability for one’s actions.”

Zeigler is averaging 6.2 points and 1.2 rebounds per game and has been one of Dixon’s first guards off the bench, a role that will likely go to Cameron Wright for the time being.

Zeigler’s preliminary hearing for the DUI is scheduled for Feb. 5.

“I want to apologize to my family, the University of Pittsburgh, my teammates and coaches and the entire Pittsburgh community,” Zeigler said in a statement. “This is not indicative of the kind of person I am, nor the kind of person I want to be.”

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