James Still sentenced
Just as I was about to submit my basketball report, this just broke. Former Eastern forward James Still has been sentenced to fifteen years, four to be served in prison and eleven to be served on probation. Considering the nature of the assault, it is difficult to argue with the necessity for jail time.
Read our extensive coverage here and here and here and here if you want to get caught up on the sordid mess. All the questions remain, from “Why was it appropriate to bring Still into the program” to “Did you realize you were violating your own Student-Athlete Discipline Policy when you allowed him to play?”
The word from the Athletic Department was that the gag on any information about Still would be lifted after sentencing. We will see if they hold to that over the next couple of days.