DeFilippo Issues Warning to Athletes After Jan. 4 Incident

DeFilippo Issues Warning to Athletes After Jan. 4 Incident

Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo has "strongly urged" Boston College student-athletes to avoid Mary Ann's, a Cleveland Circle bar that was the scene of an early-morning fracas on Jan. 4 in which two basketball players were arrested.

In a statement issued on Jan. 12, DeFilippo cautioned undergraduate athletes to avoid the establishment, which has a history of police and community-related problems.

In the most recent incident, Boston Police charged Kenny Harley, '01, and Andrew Bryant, '04, with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon following an altercation at the bar after the Eagles' 85-68 victory over Connecticut on Jan. 3.

Two other persons, brothers Michael and Stephen O'Connor of Medfield, Mass., were also charged in the case. Michael O'Connor is a student in the College of Advancing Studies and Stephen O'Connor is a varsity football player at the University of Connecticut.

All four were released pending a Feb. 26 trial in Brighton District Court.

Dean for Student Development Robert A. Sherwood said that University sanctions for students involved in off-campus criminal incidents are normally considered after the resolution of the court case. He said that a conviction in an assault case could result in a "potential suspension" from the University for individuals involved.

-Reid Oslin


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