CCSU Player Arrested, Suspended

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ A Central Connecticut running back has
been arrested on a burglary charge and suspended from the team.

The New Britain Herald reports 20-year-old Jacob Lavender of Enfield is accused of entering a home in New Britain on May 11 and threatening a resident with a knife.

Charges were filed Sept. 13.

The sophomore, who has not played this season, told police he
did not have a weapon and went to the house searching for someone
who had punched him in the face.

jacob lavender courtesy ccsu media guide CCSU Player Arrested, Suspended

Jacob Lavender (Courtesy CCSU Media Guide)

Lavender also is listed on the Judicial Branch website as a
defendant in a case that has been sealed from public view.

Lavender did not respond to an email or telephone message
seeking comment.

Central Connecticut spokesman Thomas Pincince says the school is
taking the incident seriously.
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Information from: New Britain Herald,
http://www.newbritainherald.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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