SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Tennis star Jimmy Connors was arrested outside the campus arena where UC Santa Barbara and North
Carolina were playing a men's basketball game.
Campus police say in a statement the eight-time Grand Slam champion was taken into custody Friday night after refusing to comply with an order to leave an area near the entrance of the Thunderdome following a confrontation.
A police dispatcher says Connors was arrested at the beginning of the game. No other details of the arrest were made available.
Connors was ranked No. 1 for five consecutive years in the 1970s, and had a fiery temperament on the court. Earlier this year, he resigned as Andy Roddick's coach after working together for nearly two years.
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