(Update: The school will hold the three out of this weekend's AUS Final 6, but might revisit the decision if X qualifies for the Final 8.)
"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.The facts are not yet in, but with the AUS Final 6 coming up this weekend and the unfortunate incident involving now ex-assistant coach Garry Gallimore fresh in people's minds, X is turning into Team Controversy.
"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 yes, it is hard to imagine the sports administration at St. FX would let Richards, Donkoh and Morrissy play this weekend.
The players have a May 4 court date. It is possible X could say one has little to do with the other, but then again, you wouldn't be hearing about it if they weren't St. FX basketball players.
Three members of St. FX men's hoops team charged (The Canadian Press)