AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — UMass forward Cady Lalanne has been suspended indefinitely from the Men’s Basketball team, following an arrest, Saturday night, at an on-campus event.
“Basically Cady Lalane was arrested Saturday night at an on campus function. He’s been suspended from the basketball team for violation of athletic department policy and as the situation moves on through the court system, we’ll evaluate his status and proceed from there,” said John Sinnett, Assistant Director of Media Relations at UMass Amherst
The arrest report indicates that Lalanne was resisting arrest, engaging in disorderly conduct, and was charged with assault and battery of a police officer.
According to University police, Lalanne was at an on-campus party that required paid entrance. At this party, a friend of Lalanne’s — a person identified as Clyde Santee — was missing the requisite wristband, signifying paid entrance. University police were summoned, to address Santee, and his unpaid entrance. At that time, there was an altercation, and Lalanne stepped in, trying to intervene with the removal.
Lalanne was set to be arraigned Monday.
According to an Athletic Department spokesperson, Lalanne has been suspended for violating Athletic Department policy.
The University is reviewing the situation, and will determine if further punishment is necessary.
“Anytime we have something like this happen, it’s something that we work with the university and appropriate parties on as far as dealing with it in an appropriate manner. Everyone has their chance, their day in court, so we’ll go from there,” Sinnett added.
Lalanne will not play in UMass’ game Tuesday night, at Northeastern. He did not practice today. The men’s Basketball program will continue to monitor the situation.
Santee was recruited by UMass to play basketball, but is an academic non-qualifier. He is enrolled in classes at UMass, but is not eligible to join the program until the 2013-14 season. At that time, he can receive a scholarship.