Men’s basketball assistant coach arrested at Migos concert

University of Rhode Island men’s basketball assistant coach Tyron Boswell, 37, has been placed on administrative leave by the University after his arrest on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Ryan Center.

Boswell was attending a Migos (popular hip-hop trio) concert at the on-campus arena. According to the official South Kingstown police report; a fight had broken in the men’s bathroom that included members of the Rhode Island men’s basketball team.

Officers ordered the men to disperse and leave the bathroom. “As the group began to move toward the exit, Boswell became extremely vocal and was yelling at officers,” the police report said.

As Boswell was told to leave the area he began to yell profanities and a crowd had formed around the scene.  Boswell’s escalation resulted in police placing him under arrest to which Boswell resisted.

Boswell was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and was released the night of the incident.  Boswell is to appear in District Court on Sept. 28.

On Monday, URI spokesperson David Lavalle released a statement on behalf of the University.  “Mr. Boswell has been placed on administrative leave pursuant to University personal policies,” the statement said.  “The University cannot comment further on the circumstances of the arrest, other individuals named in the arrest report or the details included in the arrest report until the investigation of the situation is complete.”

The statement also adds that the University is cooperating with the South Kingstown Police Department for the investigation.

Boswell is listed as the director of basketball operations according to the school’s athletic website, GoRhody.com. He had been promoted to assistant coach earlier this offseason.  

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Stone Freeman

Stone Freeman is a junior at the University of Rhode Island majoring in journalism. He can be found at either the Ryan Center, Boss Ice Arena, Meade Stadium, or Bill Beck Field covering URI athletics for the Good Five Cent Cigar and WRIU 90.3 FM. To contact Stone you can email him at stone_freeman@my.uri.edu or on Twitter @StonePFreeman.