February 19, 2012 PRINT Bookmark and Share

BU's Nicastro Suspended After Arrest

by Scott McLaughlin and Mike McMahon/

BOSTON — Boston University defenseman Max Nicastro was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with sexual assault, according to BU Today. Nicastro has been suspended from the team pending the outcome of the investigation. BU coaches and players were not available for comment Sunday afternoon.

Nicastro, a junior, becomes the second Terrier to be arrested for sexual assault this season. Corey Trivino was arrested on Dec. 11 and was subsequently dismissed from the team.

According to the report, BU Police Chief Tom Robbins said his department is working with the Suffolk Country District Attorney’s office, which is investigating allegations made by a female BU student. The incident reportedly happened on BU’s campus. Nicastro was arrested at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning and charged with sexual assault. He is being held on $25,000 cash bail and will be arrainged Tuesday morning in Brighton Disctrict Court.

BU spokesman Colin Riley said the incident occurred in an on-campus dormitory and that the school would not take any action beyond the indefinite suspension from the team until the investigation is complete. He also said Tuesday would likely be the earliest anyone would be made available for comment.

Nicastro has three goals, six assists and a minus-2 rating in 27 games this season. He was drafted in the third round of the NHL entry draft by the Detroit Red Wings in 2008.

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