Some small-town news leaking out of Milwaukee this morning, as Marquette freshman Vander Blue is facing assault and battery charges. Charges that stem from an incident that took place last October. An incident we don't have much information on, but know the matter was dealt with internally at Marquette.
The reason that's so: Blue committed the alleged crime on Marquette's campus and was ticketed for his behavior at 1:30 a.m., October 24. Since it was on MU grounds, Blue was dealt with internally, thus his case remains cloaked, largely.
From the AP:
Marquette spokesperson Brigid O’Brien Miller said the university knew about the incident right after it happened. She said the case was heard within the student conduct code process, but she couldn’t disclose the outcome because of federal privacy rules for students.A hearing for Blue is scheduled today at Milwaukee Municipal Court.
This news now runs parallel to the pair of sexual-assault cases that have surfaced at Marquette this school year, though none of the Marquette basketball players have been directly and publicly accused in those cases. (Student-athletes have been, however.)
Blue was a nominal role player for the Golden Eagles last season, averaging 5.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.