Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mayben dismissed for BU hoops team

It didn't take long for action to come from Binghamton University against former Troy High star Emanuel 'Tiki' Mayben.

This afternoon, the university came down on Mayben saying that their senior point guard was dismissed from the team because of his arrest Wednesday night.

Mayben faces felonies for selling and possession of cocaine and was arraigned Thursday morning in Troy City Court.

In a statement, Binghamton President Lois DeFluer said...

“I am reiterating to our Athletic Director Joel Thirer and (Basketball) Coach Kevin Broadus that we will not tolerate this behavior in our student athletes. This behavior does not reflect the quality of our program and the hundreds of student athletes at Binghamton University. We appreciate that Coach Broadus has given second-chances to athletes but our program can not take these risks and I have made this clear to both Thirer and Broadus.”

Thirer made it quite clear that Mayben was no longer a member of the basketball team.

“Emanuel Mayben has been permanently dismissed from the men’s basketball program. His arrest is both shocking and disappointing," Thirer said. "Our University and department will not tolerate this type of behavior. It’s a privilege to be a student-athlete and represent this University and we will not allow that privilege to be abused. Our coaches need to recruit student-athletes who value the opportunity that’s being given to them and I have communicated that directive to Coach Broadus loud and clear.”

The Press & Sun Bulletin is also reporting that Mayben had been cited for marijuana on Sept. 13 by a state university police office.

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