Five UM Players Suspended After Locker Room Fight
Five University of Maine basketball players were suspended after a locker-room altercation that left one player with a broken jaw.
The dispute reportedly came after an argument about music played in the locker room after a practice heading into a game with the University of New Hampshire last week
During the altercation, junior Wes Myers allegedly broke Marko Pirovic's jaw, sending him to the hospital for surgery. Pirovic's jaw was wired shut during the procedure.
Myers and Pirovic were suspended along with three other players -- Ilija Stojiljkovic, Jaquan McKennon and Dusan Majstorovic. The three who were not involved were suspended because they helped to cover up the assault, according to authorities. Those involved allegedly told authorities Pirovic fell in the shower.
Myers and Pirovicare still suspended indefinitely while the three bystanders have been reinstated to the team.
"We have good kids. We have good students. We have a good group this year," coach Bob Wash said in a news conference on Thursday. "This was a situation that was really stupid."
It was unclear on Thursday whether charges would be filed.
The team will wrap up the regular season against Binghamton on Sunday.