Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wisconsin-Stout Loses One-Third Of Hockey Team Over Murder Charge

((HT: WEAU-TV Eau Claire))

The University of Wisconsin-Stout says the school is punishing almost a third of it's hockey players for what it calls code of conduct violations before the death of another student.

The university announced UW-Stout students Jedidiah McGlasson and Jared Britton are off the team permanently. Mainly because they face felony murder surrounding the death of a fellow student.

The school says eight other hockey players on the current roster won't play for the team this year, but may be reinstated in the future. All ten players were all in the same Menominie, Wisconsin bar with McGlasson and Britton back on September 18th when the initial confrontation occurred among the three students.

Prosecutors say a witness saw McGlasson push Bradley Simon while he was riding a bike the morning after the alleged altercation. The bike crashed, Simon hit his head on a wall, and later died at a local hospital from the injuries. Now the school is punishing all ten players it says were involved "high-risk alcohol use."

“I think that the program will endure,” said Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life Services Phil Lyons.

McGlasson and Britton are scheduled to appear in court next month.

Here's the story from our friends at 13News...

The UW-Stout Code of Conduct can be found here...
The HQ hopes that the kids and the school will learn from all of this, but our jury is still out on this one...

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