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Wings prospect arrested on sexual assault charge

Posted on: February 20, 2012 9:19 pm
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By Brian Stubits

For the second time this season, a Boston University hockey player was arrested on sexual assault charges. The most recent case involved Sunday's arrest of defenseman Max Nicastro, a third-round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2008.

Here is the story from the Associated Press:

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston University says Max Nicastro, a defenseman on its men's hockey team, has been arrested on a sexual assault charge.

University police arrested Nicastro on Sunday on the Charles River Campus. BU Police Chief Thomas Robbins says his department and the Suffolk County district attorney's office are investigating.

The university says a female student accused Nicastro of sexually assaulting her. Robbins says the encountered happened on campus. Few other details were released.

Nicastro, a junior from Thousand Oaks, Calif., is being held on $25,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Brighton District Court.

Athletic director Michael Lynch says Nicastro has been suspended from the hockey team pending the outcome of the investigation.

A university spokesman says he does not know if Nicastro has a lawyer.

Corey Trivino was the first player arrested back in December. The team's leading scorer, Trivino was thrown off the team after the allegations. He is a prospect of the Islanders.

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 12:50 pm
 

Wings prospect arrested on sexual assault charge

I agree, in terms of why I would want/not want him on the Redwings, I'm much less concerned about his innocence/guilt as I would be concerned about the series of decisions he made up to the point of the alleged assault.   

So true.  It amazes me though how many people on these boards focus so much on a verdict of guilty or not guilty instead of more important things.  Look at Big Ben on the Steelers for example, he wasn't officially charged but how many bad decisions can a player be allowed to make?  What superstar athlete under the microscope from a previous incident in his right mind would have sex with a strange woman in a men's bathroom while his cop friends/bodyguards watch the door? What kind of person are you if you do those types of things at his age?

That's why I could care less if this Wings prospect gets convicted or not, I'm not sure I would want him on my team.  The fact I read a teammate of his already got into similar trouble not that long ago makes me wonder even more.  Wouldn't you be extra careful when others around you have been in the news?   If he's not smart enough to avoid these situations then he's an idiot, end of story.  And I don't like idiots on my team, I also don't like cheering for idiots so get lost is what I say to him.

These things don't happen by accident, in my opinion even if he's innocent there is bad luck here.  People that make stupid decisions pay dearly for stupidity..... that's just how it goes.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:38 am
 

Wings prospect arrested on sexual assault charge

The fact he put himself in a position that allowed him to get arrested on a sexual assault charge in my opinion says a lot about somebody's character.
I agree, in terms of why I would want/not want him on the Redwings, I'm much less concerned about his innocence/guilt as I would be concerned about the series of decisions he made up to the point of the alleged assault.  

I hope Clendening leaves soon before he gets dragged down (or drags himself) with this group of idiots.





Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:26 am
 

Wings prospect arrested on sexual assault charge

On the other hand, I'm not ready to get out the torch and pitchfork quite yet.  Let's see how this one plays out in the legal system.  The evidence will probably be pretty clear one way or the other.  It's a long way from being arrested to actually being guilty.  

As a Wings fan I'll look at a little deeper into this then just the guilty or not guilty verdict.  What I mean is just because a person can't be found "guilty beyond a reasonable doubt" doesn't mean they deserve the chance to play for the Detroit Red Wings.  The fact he put himself in a position that allowed him to get arrested on a sexual assault charge in my opinion says a lot about somebody's character.

This is quite inexplicable.  Hockey players have some of the most ardent "groupies" in sports.  The answer is almost always "yes." Why on earth would a player stoop to committing sexual assault when he could just go on to the next groupie and get a "yes?"  

I know what you're trying to say but here's the thing.  I could come up with a list of thousands of athletes much more popular with more fame and money then this kid will probably ever see that have never even been questioned let alone charged with sexual assault by the police.   Just as we have to be careful about convicting innocent people we have to be just as careful when giving people the benefit of the doubt as well.  I can put a spin on it and say a kid with easy access to groupies could easily use that as part of his defence in court.  The, "I can have all the girls I want, why would I risk going to jail for years" argument can be made by any popular person.



 



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:05 am
 

Wings prospect arrested on sexual assault charge

Don't worry he'll end up in New York,where they always give crimals a second chance,same as the Yankess and the Rangers.it's a haven for them and the price will be cheap.his number on his jersey will be longer and no name.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: February 21, 2012 1:15 am
 

Wings prospect arrested on sexual assault charge

What the heck is going on with that program?






Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 12:41 am
 

It's a little early yet...

Mike Ilitch and the Red Wings do things right.  Ilitch tries to build both of his teams with men of character.  If this prospect is found guilty, he will be out of the organization before he can be transported from the courthouse to his new "home."  

On the other hand, I'm not ready to get out the torch and pitchfork quite yet.  Let's see how this one plays out in the legal system.  The evidence will probably be pretty clear one way or the other.  It's a long way from being arrested to actually being guilty.  

This is quite inexplicable.  Hockey players have some of the most ardent "groupies" in sports.  The answer is almost always "yes." Why on earth would a player stoop to committing sexual assault when he could just go on to the next groupie and get a "yes?"  

If it is true, this would not only make him sick, disgusting, and perverted, but stupid, too.  


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Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 12:18 am
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Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 12:06 am
 

Wings prospect arrested on sexual assault charge

Man oh man... what the heck is going on over at Commonwealth Avenue.  This is the second Boston University Terrier to be arrested on this charge.  Apparently the dorms are basically a zoo allowing all of these "stars" to run amock... As a former student athlete of BU, it was a complete joke the way BU Hockey players were treated- they basically had to be escorted to class, never had to attend study hall, thought they were entitled to pretty much any girl on campus- it was a joke!  And btw, I am a HUGE BU hockey fan.  Jack needs to get these fellas back on track and realize what it means and how much tradition it is to wear the scarlet and white.

I will say this- there is no difference between BU hockey and any other big D-1 hockey program (aka puck sl*ts)... and my guess is it is 10x worse with college basketball, football, lacrosse, and so on.  If kids have talent and are at a top tier program, there is certainly preferential treatment.  I am not against "thanking" them for bringing attention to the university (aka $$$) and recognizing their talents, but when there are consistent incidents happening in a program, you have to take a step back and look at the big picture.

I am sure President Brown and Jack will sit down to figure this out but having (5) kids booted from the team in a 2-year stint because of disgracing the program is not acceptable.  This aren't bad kids, but lines need to be drawn when initiated into the university.  Also, BU has one of the highest graduation rates for D-1 sports in the NCAA so I hope I am not taking away from the achievments of other student athletes (and probably some of the hockey players as well).  There are always bad apples in the bunch.



Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: February 20, 2012 11:04 pm
 

Wings prospect arrested on sexual assault charge

Spoken like someone who has been on the "he said" side of one of these situations and likely will be again. 




Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2012 10:35 pm
 

Wings prospect arrested on sexual assault charge

This Just in....HE WILL BE A FORMER WINGS PROSPECT after this comes to an end.


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