Late Wednesday afternoon, the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Department announced the suspension of forward Glenn Bryant from the men’s basketball team following his arraignment on charges of felony assault and domestic violence.
Bryant was arrested on Monday afternoon on the 1000 block of Huron River Dr.
In a press release issued by EMU on Wednesday, interim athletic director Melody Reifel-Werner gave the following statement:
“Eastern Michigan University Athletics takes this matter very seriously and is continuing to gather information about the incident from the police and the prosecutor’s office. The conduct of our student-athletes is of the utmost importance to Eastern Michigan,” Reifel-Werner said. “Following our Student-Athlete Discipline Policy, Bryant will be automatically suspended as the policy states, ‘until the charges are dropped, dismissed or otherwise resolved.’ In addition, student athletes also are subject to the University’s Student Code of Conduct, administered by Eastern’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.”
The Student-Athlete Discipline Policy can be found online at: http://www.emueagles.com/custompages/compliance/Policies/Student-athlete discipline _updated_103111.pdf.
The Eastern Michigan University Student Code of Conduct can be found at: http://www.emich.edu/policies/policy.php?id=124&term=student conduct.
Bryant is the second member of the team to be suspended this year due to legal issues. Former EMU forward James Still was suspended, and later dismissed from the team in November after pleading guilty to a felony assault charge stemming from an incident two years ago in Providence, R.I.
Bryant played in 34 games and averaged 10.6 points per game and 27.3 minutes per game last season.
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