The Heat On Syracuse Athletics Intensifies
I can’t lie, mentioning, writing about, or even watching the NCAA tournament has been a bittersweet activity for me since the harsh sanctions that were placed on the Syracuse men’s basketball program. Jim Boeheim’s announcement he’s retiring in 3 years doesn’t help much either. But right when you thought things couldn’t get worse for Syracuse athletics, they did.
Lacrosse Player In Physical Altercation With Woman
Saturday night on Marshall Street is where, during my 4 year stint at ‘Cuse, you would be able to find a sloppy and embarrassing version of myself every now and then. Redshirt freshman midfielder Hayes McGinley of Bentleyville Ohio was arrested at about 11PM, accused of punching not only a 29-year-old male, but a 20-year-old woman as well.
According to the Syracuse police, McGinley attempted to get into the woman’s vehicle, then the 29-year-old man approached the situation in which he tried to stop him. McGinley then punched him square in the face. The woman was then seen to be getting into a heated argument with him, in which McGinley eventually pushed her, then the woman punched him in the face, and then McGinley retaliated back with a punch of his own. Coward.
Fortunately, the woman had not been charged. McGinley on the other hand was charged with two counts of second-degree harassment, in which he was then sent to the Onondaga County Justice Center since he was indeed intoxicated. Records state that he is no longer in jail but he didn’t get off easy.
McGinley was a part of the Syracuse’s mens lacrosse team which has always had a reputation of dominance in lacrosse. On March 15th, he was suspended indefinitely. Hopefully he’s learned his lesson and never gets let back on the roster.
This is just adding fuel to the already vivid fire that has gone on with Syracuse athletics in the past month that my poor alma mater doesn’t need right now. Go Orange.