The Penobscot County district attorney’s office announced Tuesday that it will not prosecute University of Maine hockey players Shawn Mansoff and Matt Oliver on charges of criminal threatening.
Mansoff, a sophomore from Edmonton, Alb., and Oliver, a junior from Euclid, Oh., were accused with participating in a racial incident last month in which junior goaltender Bryan Masotta allegedly left a threatening voice-mail message on the answering machine of a black Maine football player.
According to published reports, Mansoff and Oliver have been suspended by the university for one year. Both have appealed Maine’s decision and are awaiting a hearing. All three players remain suspended indefinitely from the hockey team.