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Updated: January 11th, 2011 4:46pm
Trevor Mbakwe's Facebook message: 'I'm not trying to start any drama'

Trevor Mbakwe's Facebook message: 'I'm not trying to start any drama'

by Tom Pelissero
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In announcing the decision not to suspend Trevor Mbakwe following his Monday arrest, the University of Minnesota released the Facebook message Mbakwe sent to a former girlfriend that led to his trip to a Ramsey County jail.

The Gophers' leading scorer was arrested around 3 p.m. Monday for violating a no-harrassment order against a St. Paul woman. He posted $500 bail and was released on Monday night.

Here is Mbakwe's Facebook message in its entirety, per the school's release:

"I know we haven't talked in forever and trust me I'm not trying to start any drama with nobody in your life or anything. I just wanted to wish u the best with everything and I hope all has been well with you and your family. I am still disappointed how everything played out and I do wish that in the future we could be cool again. Idk how u r going to take this msg hopefully its not bad but I just wanted to wish u a happy new year and send out a congrats for graduating. I've been well I'm finally playin bball again in everything down in miami finally got taken care of thank god. Well idk if u will respond or not but best wishes for 2011."

The message references a felony battery charge Mbakwe faced in 2009, leading to a season-long suspension.

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