"St. F.X. athletic director Leo MacPherson said that Richards and rookies William Donkoh and Eamon Morrissy will remain out of the lineup this weekend. All three are charged with assault stemming from an incident in Antigonish on Feb. 21 that sent a man to hospital with undisclosed injuries.It's pretty much the resolution, or lack of one, that we expected in the lead-up to nationals. There was just no way St. FX could sell angry alumni on dressing three players who had a brust with the law.
" '(The investigation) is continuing and unfortunately these things can't get resolved to a point early enough that we can make changes to our original decision,' MacPherson said.
St. Francis Xavier already faced long enough odds vs. No. 1 seed Carleton.
(Cross-posted to cisblog.ca, which will be abuzz all week, promise.)
Richards won't play for St. F.X. at Final 8; AD says school's investigation into alleged assault 'far from complete' (Chad Lucas, Halifax Herald)