Glenn Bryant arrested, suspended from basketball team
The Eastern Echo is reporting that junior forward Glenn Bryant has been suspended from the EMU men’s basketball team.
According to the Echo, Bryant was arrested Monday afternoon on the 1000 block of Huron River Drive (Peninsular Place Apartments). They state that he is charged with felony assault and domestic violence. Following EMU’s Student-Athlete Discipline Policy — apparently interim Athletic Director Melody Reifel-Werner is more familiar with that than Derrick Gragg was — Bryant has been automatically suspended, “until the charges are dropped, dismissed or otherwise resolved.”
Bryant averaged 10.6 points per game (second on the team, producing 19% of the points), as well as 4.5 rebounds per game. If he’s found or pleads guilty, he’ll be automatically off the team (subject to any possible appeal). Though the team would certainly miss him, perhaps a bigger blow is yet another hit to the image of the program.
Keep in mind that Ray Lee wound up at EMU after bigger programs dropped his recruitment due to an alleged sexual assault (charges were dropped days later). James Still was perplexingly recruited to EMU with felony assault charges pending against him, and he was (eventually) dismissed from the team after pleading guilty. Not that long ago two former EMU football players were charged with felony assault with intent to rob while unarmed and unarmed robbery, though both pleaded down to aggravated assault, a misdemeanor.