Stanford Robinson arrested on misdemeanor charges, playing eligibility uncertain

The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball guard Stanford Robinson, 22, was arrested on Friday, Nov. 3, by the South Kingstown Police Department.

Robinson was charged with three misdemeanor charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and simple assault. The arrest comes nearly two months after an incident at the Ryan Center on Sept. 14 when a fight involving members of the men’s basketball team broke out in a bathroom at a concert.

According to the South Kingstown police report from the night of the incident, police entered a Ryan Center bathroom where Robinson was being restrained by other male subjects.

“Robinson was acting in an aggressive manner, yelling, swearing, punching a bathroom stall,” the police report read. The police report also said an officer was assaulted when Robinson, “struck him in the face.”

The University of Rhode Island released a statement on Monday stating in part, “the University will not comment further until the legal process runs its course.”

Rams assistant coach, Tyron Boswell, 37, was arrested the night of the concert on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Boswell was placed on administrative leave following his arrest but has since returned to the team.

Robinson is due to appear in 4th Division District Court on Thursday, Nov. 16. The Rams will play two games before Robinson’s court date.

URI opens their 2017-18 campaign on Friday night at the Ryan Center at the University of North Carolina Asheville. The Rams will be on the road for Monday, Nov. 13, taking on the University of Nevada.

Robinson, a transfer student-athlete from Indiana University, is entering his second and final year of playing eligibility and third total year with the Rams.

  According to WPRI Channel 12 Providence Sports Director Yianni Kourakis, Robinson was seen at practice on Wednesday afternoon and Rams head coach Dan Hurley said the team is still discussing Robinson’s playing status.

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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.