Slingin Crack Rock,Or You’ve Got A Wicked Jump Shot
Binghamton University released five more basketball players on Friday, a day after star player Emanuel “Tiki” Mayben was nabbed for selling crack cocaine and kicked off the team. Coach Kevin Broadus announced that D.J. Rivera, Malik Alvin, Corey Chandler, Paul Crosby and David Fine were released because “they are not toeing the line.”
Mayben’s arrest is the third legal problem for a player since coach Kevin Broadus, a former Georgetown assistant who made a name for himself by gambling on talented troublemakers, took over the program in 2007. Former player Miladin Kovacevic, left a classmate in a coma after a barroom brawl in May 2008. In November, Alvin, was charged with stealing condoms from a Wal-Mart and assaulted a 60 year old woman on his way out.
The Bearcats went 23-9 last season and won the America East titles and won a school-record 11 straight games before losing to Duke in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Binghamton is part of the State University of New York system, which is led by chancellor Nancy Zimpher, who was the president of the University of Cincinnati when men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins was pressured to resign in 2005 after the program had a history of low graduation rates, suspensions and arrests of Huggins’ players.
What’s next to come out of Binghamton, Richard “Richie the Fixer” Perry appearing on campus? Check the hot tubs.