Minnesota Golden Gophers

Police investigate Minnesota wrestlers amid drug allegations

The University of Minnesota police department is investigating allegations that several Golden Gophers wrestlers have been involved in selling and using drugs.

The school has provided information to the police for use in the investigation, a university spokesman said Thursday.

The Star Tribune of Minneapolis quoted an anonymous wrestler on the team who said coach J Robinson found out about the wrestlers' plans to sell the anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanax. The newspaper reports that Robinson collected about 1,400 pills from his wrestlers and did not report the issue to the university or to the police.

"The university takes allegations of this nature seriously,...