Friday, March 13, 2009

But they needed him

Robert Morris had a date with the Northeast Conference championship game. One of their best players seemed to have gotten into a little trouble with the law a few days before. But a chance at the NCAA Tournament was at stake.

So let him play anyway!

Despite being charged with assault over the weekend, a Robert Morris University basketball player will play in the Northeast Conference championship game.

Mezie Nwigwe, a junior guard for the RMU basketball team, was charged with assault after an incident on Pittsburgh's South Side Saturday morning.

Police said Nwigwe got into a fight with two men and a woman, punching one of the three in the face. The incident happened at a Crossroads convenience store on 18th and Sarah streets around 3:30 a.m.

The university said that Nwigwe "is a student in good standing at Robert Morris University who has no record of student misconduct. Like any other person, he is innocent until proven otherwise and has the right to tell his side of the story in a court of law."

Hey, that's convenient. We wonder would that have been the case if this happened at the start of the season.