Princeton star Devin Cannady is arrested and placed under team suspension

Devin Cannady Princeton

By Joel Alderman

Sports at Princeton and in the Ivy League are not immune to scandle.

While the Princeton basketball team had the last two weeks off for exams, its star guard, Devin Cannady, was involved in a situation resulting in his arrest and is now under suspension from the team for “violation of team rules,” a university spokesman said.

He is claimed to have thrown a punch at a campus police officer and taken away in handcuffs as a result of an incident at a Wawa convenience store. According to the Mercer (NJ) County Prosecutor’s Office, Cannady is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

What happened at Wawa

At 3:30 a.m. on January 18th, campus police were called to the Wawa store near the Princeton, NJ, campus where Cannady allegedly pushed and threatened customers. He later reportedly began cursing at university officers and swung a punch at one of them, who ducked out of the way, but the blow still glanced off the patrolman’s hand.

Cannady, from Mishawaka, Indiana, is currently leading the 9-5 Tigers in scoring, averaging 19.5 points per game. He had a double-double in their last game before the break. He scored 20 points, including 10-for-10 from the foul line, and took down 12 rebounds against Penn on Jan. 12th, which the Tigers won, 62-53.

Cannady is in fifth place in Princeton team history for points scored. He is on the Lou Henson Award Watch List, for the top Division I mid-major player.

Princeton, without Cannady, resumed play today (Jan. 27th) after its exam break, a game which the Tigers won easily, 91-62, against Wesley College of Division Three.

There is no official statement from Princeton if and when the suspension from basketball will be lifted, nor has it been determined when the charges against Cannady will be disposed of in court.

Meanwhile, as far as Devin Cannady is concerned, a court of law will take precedence over Jadwin Gym’s court of basketball and wherever Princeton is playing.

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