Gophers' Reggie Lynch awaiting decision on if he'll face charges

MINNEAPOLIS -- A prosecutor has delayed a decision on whether to charge a Minnesota basketball player arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct last weekend.

The Hennepin County Attorney's office on Tuesday deferred a decision in the case of center Reggie Lynch, who was released from jail when a 36-hour hold expired. The decision sends the case back to investigators for additional work.

There is no deadline on when that work has to be completed.

Minnesota has suspended the 21-year-old Lynch indefinitely pending an investigation. University president Eric Kaler called the allegations "deeply troubling."

Lynch, from suburban Edina, didn't play last season as he sat out following his transfer from Illinois State. It was not clear whether he has an attorney. The university said Tuesday Lynch's suspension remains in effect.

"I am deeply disappointed with the recent allegations and the impact this situation has on all involved," Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said in a statement. "Reggie Lynch will remain suspended from our team, pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation."