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Glenn Bryant arrested, suspended from basketball team

April 24, 2013

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.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Carl Lewis permalink
    April 24, 2013 8:08 pm

    Can we just keep James still and Ray lee out of the issue.

    • cmadler permalink*
      April 24, 2013 8:13 pm

      Yes and no. On the one hand, each situation is certainly unique, but on the other hand, there does seem to be a pattern to Rob Murphy’s recruits.

  2. Chief Huron permalink
    April 25, 2013 4:23 am

    Well, I would like some balance in the reporting ie recruiting, recruits like Harper, Harrison, Riley and Talley have caused no issues with the team along with Ross. Lee as you previously reported was cleared of all charges before he signed with EMU. Also there’s been no discussion incoming recruits. I do agree with you that the program image took another hit and we have likely lost a good basketball player.

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