Minnesota’s Haula cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct

According to a report in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, an “extremely intoxicated” Erik Haula stood on a street in Stillwater, Minn., after bar closing time on July 21 and urinated for others to witness.

Haula, who will be a junior this fall at Minnesota, was cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and then turned over to a friend, whom police described as “somewhat sober.”

A Stillwater police officer noted in his report that “it was clear that [Haula] was extremely intoxicated,” he “was very cooperative. No problems.”

Garry Bowman, a spokesman for the Minnesota athletic department, said Friday in a statement to the paper that “Coach [Don] Lucia is aware of the incident. He has spoken to Erik and will handle it as an internal team matter.”

Haula, a native of Finland, led the Gophers last season with 49 points (20 goals, 29 assists).