BC-RI--Bryant-Student-Athletes Charged, RI
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Police say three student-athletes at Bryant University in Rhode Island have been charged in connection with an alleged assault on campus.
Smithfield police say 19-year-old Joseph Kasperzyk, of New Haven, Connecticut; 20-year-old Zahir Williams, of New York City; and 20-year-old Shelton McNeal, of Lakeland, Florida, were charged Monday with simple assault and other offenses.
Police say residents of a campus townhouse were awoken at 2 a.m. Sunday by people banging on bedroom doors. Police say the suspects assaulted two residents and broke a TV.
The NCAA Division 1 school in statement said Kasperzyk has been suspended from the basketball team and Williams and McNeal have been suspended from the football team.
They were released on $1,000 bond. Their cases weren’t listed in online court records and it’s unclear if they have lawyers.