Hamline suspends basketball coach, player charged with assault

11:22 AM, Jan 5, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Hamline University men's basketball coach, Nelson Whitmore, has been suspended after a player was accused of punching a woman.

Hamline basketball player Eugene Lawrence was arrested for the alleged assault during a team trip to Spokane, Washington.

According to a statement from the school, Lawrence has been dismissed and suspended from Hamline pending a hearing.

Lawrence is accused of punching a woman in the face at the team hotel on New Year's Eve.

She suffered a broken jaw and eye socket.

Lawrence is charged with second degree assault.

The school has forfeited Saturday's game at Gustavus Adolphus.

14 students could face discipline as well.

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