The star of the Long Island University Brooklyn basketball team and three other players were suspended Friday after they were arrested on assault charges following a campus brawl.
Julian Boyd, a forward named the Northeast Conference player of the year last year, high scorers Jamal Olasewere and Troy Joseph, and a fourth player, C.J. Garner, were arrested Thursday. They were arraigned on charges of assault and harassment Friday and released on their own recognizance.
Boyd, 22, who was out for a season with a heart ailment, and Olasewere, 21, were the soul of the Blackbirds - high-scorers and tough performers in a team that is a melting-pot of players from all over the country who typified New York's street smarts and swagger. Olasewere was an NEC all-conference selection last year.
The fight broke out during a welcome-back party for students at the Brooklyn campus last weekend. Initially, there was an altercation between members of the basketball and track teams. Then, a seco...