Villanova Freshman JayVaughn Pinkston has been suspended for the 2011 spring semester by Villanova University. This news comes nearly a month after Pinkston was involved in an altercation with other Villanova students at an off-campus apartment. He was charged with 2 counts of simple assault and harassment. Villanova Basketball has announced that he will be red-shirted for his freshman season, so he will still have four years of eligibility left upon his return next season.
Villanova head coach, Jay Wright released the following statement on the situation on Monday: "I am in support of the university's decision. JayVaughn understands that there are consequences to his actions and I believe he will continue to handle this in a mature manner. We look forward to his return in June."
Jay Wright was hoping Pinkston could provide some front court depth on a guard-heavy roster, but it leaves the team waiting until next year to see if Pinkston can get back on track.