North Dakota suspends sophomore forward Chyzyk for allegedly stiffing cab driver

North Dakota announced Monday that the team suspended sophomore forward Bryn Chyzyk indefinitely due to a violation of team and athletics department policy.

According to the Grand Forks Herald, Chyzyk reportedly skipped out on a $4 cab fare.

The Herald reported that Chyzyk was arrested at 1:41 a.m. Monday at the Valley Dairy store at 1220 University Ave. on a report of “larceny theft.”

“It was from downtown to the Valley Dairy, probably about four bucks,” said Mike Swehle, owner of S&S Taxi, to the Herald. “He ran into the Valley Dairy.”

Chyzyk was booked into the county jail on a city charge of theft of services of under $250.

He appeared this morning in municipal court and was released pending his next appearance, which would be a bench trial before a city judge on Feb. 19, according to the Herald.

A year ago, Chyzyk was one of three freshman players cited for underage drinking at a team party and had scholarship money taken away.

UND coach Dave Hakstol said in a school-issued statement that Chyzyk would not be reinstated prior to January 2014 and that he would have no further comment.

Chyzyk registered two goals and two assists in 13 games this season.