Bubu Palo dropped from ISU men’s basketball team


ISU redshirt junior Bubu Palo brings the ball up the court against Ohio State in the third round game of the NCAA tournament on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the University of Dayton Arena.  The Cyclones came close to a two-seeded upset but fell in a last second shot by Ohio State’s Aaron Craft 75-78.

Alex Halsted

The ISU men’s basketball team announced Saturday that guard Bubu Palo will no longer be a member of the team effective immediately.

Palo was charged last September with second degree sexual abuse related to an incident in May 2012. Palo was originally suspended indefinitely pending the investigation, and when charges were dropped in January, he was reinstated.

Palo was originally also found innocent of a violation of the ISU Office of Judicial Affairs’ Student Code of Conduct, but after an appeal this summer, the decision was overturned.

Due to the most recent ruling, the university has determined that Palo can no longer be a member of the ISU men’s basketball team.

Student disciplinary matters are covered by federal privacy laws, and Iowa State said it will have no further comment.