Nicastro pleads not guilty to rape

Associated Press  |  Last updated February 21, 2012
A Boston University hockey player has pleaded not guilty to raping a female student and has been ordered to have no contact with the woman. Max Nicastro, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., was also ordered held on $10,000 bail after his arraignment Tuesday in Brighton District Court. Authorities say the junior defenseman and 2008 Detroit Red Wings draft pick sexually assaulted another student Sunday morning. His lawyer says no crime was committed. Nicastro is the second BU hockey player accused of sexual assault this season. Coach Jack Parker says he's troubled by the allegations but doesn't think the accused players reflect the culture of the program. He says players are warned every season about the dangers of alcohol abuse and sexual harassment. Nicastro has been suspended from the team.
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