Nepean native William Donkoh, who played at Notre Dame High School and was recruited by Carleton, is among a trio of St. Francis Xavier players facing charges of assault causing bodily harm:
"The RCMP says the charges stem from an incident in Antigonish, N.S., on Feb. 21 that sent a man to hospital with undisclosed injuries.This comes just a few days ahead of the AUS Final 6. St. FX, as you know, already has the unfortunate incident involving now ex-assistant coach Garry Gallimore fresh in people's minds.
"No other details about the incident have been released.
"Charged are Tyler Richards, 22, of Halifax; William Donkoh, 19, of Nepean, Ont., and Eamon Morrissy, 19, also of Halifax." — The Canadian Press
The young men have their rights. There stands to be public relations fallout for St. FX if it is perceived as putting winning above principles, so it has to make a tough call.
The players have a May 4 court date. It is possible X could say one has little to do with the other and let them play this weekend, but then again, you wouldn't be hearing about it if they weren't St. FX basketball players.
(Cross-posted to cisblog.ca.)
Three members of St. FX men's hoops team charged (The Canadian Press)