Allonzo Trier's suspension at Arizona tied to failed preseason PED test

Arizona has gotten strong contributions from freshman guards Rawle Alkins and Kobi Simmons in Trier's absence, with senior Kadeem Allen and junior Parker Jackson-Cartwright rounding out the backcourt. Now we know why: Trier failed a PED test and can't return until the drug is entirely out of his system, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

The sophomore failed a random drug test in September, the report said. Kurkjian: 'If you love baseball, this is a good day for the hall'Kurkjian surprised Bonds, Clemens didn't get bigger boostLoss of C. The sophomore is hopeful he can return soon. It is unclear if that change occurred after Trier conditionally won his appeal, though Miller said at the time it represented nothing. After finding out that I was given a banned substance by a well-intentioned, but misguided person not associated with the University after an injury, I presented this information to the NCAA.

With 13 games remaining, it will be interesting to see if Trier is able to make it back and help the Wildcats. I have never knowingly taken a banned substance.

Trier is the team's returning leading scorer from 2015-16, averaging 14.8 points per game and has been allowed to practice all season with the team, and travel as of Arizona's trip to Los Angeles on December 3rd.

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I want to thank my family, coaches, teammates, my attorney and the athletics department for their support during this hard time.

The Wildcats are 16-2 without Trier and led the Pac 12 entering Wednesday.

Arizona plays at USC on Thursday night and at No. 3 UCLA on Saturday.

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