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Boston University’s Nicastro arrested, suspended from team

According to BU Today, Boston University defenseman Max Nicastro was arrested early Sunday morning by the Boston University police and charged with sexual assault.

BU police chief Thomas Robbins said in the report that the department is working with the Suffolk County district attorney’s office, which is investigating the allegations that allegedly happened on campus. Nicastro was accused of sexual assault by a female student and is being held on $25,000 cash bail.

The Detroit Red Wings’ prospect will be arraigned in Brighton District Court on Tuesday.

Nicastro has been suspended from the team pending the outcome of the investigation, according to BU AD Michael Lynch.

“Once we receive any information like this, we investigate all sides of allegations to see if there has been a violation of the code of student conduct, at which point further action may be taken,” said BU dean of students Kenneth Elmore in the story.


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  • Beach327

    What is going on on that end of Comm Ave??

  • Joe C

    Wow, more awful news for BU. This has been a tough year.

    I sure hope this is the last such episode. Simply terrible.

  • Disgusted

    The guy is arrested for sexual assault and you guys put up a photo gallery glorifying him?

    • WildShawn

       that’s the first thing I thought of

    • jdhockeyboyz

      I agree, a police booking photo is more appropriate when a felony is suspected

  • Blinky The Wonder Chimp

    No means no stupid!

  • css228

    Would not be surprised if the NCAA starts looking into BU’s program

  • Leggs2

    It is obvious why young men (including hockey players) are drawn to Boston for college/sports. Lots of hot girls. Lots to choose from for a hockey player and he grabs one who says “no’?

  • bronxbomberz41

    this is not entirely uncommon in the ranks of college hockey.  many of these kids feel very entitled when they come to campus.  entitled to favors, easy grades, easy access to booze, and easy girls.  They are celebrities in the isolated little world of a college campus (even in a city like Boston).  I knew a few players when I was in school at UNH.  Some were good, some where just assholes.  Dan Winnik (now in the NHL) was awful to this girl who wanted to date him, because she wouldn’t put out right away.  One of my co-workers now, his daughter just graduated from a UNH sorority and her housemates dated a couple players and two of them almost broke the door down while they were in a drunken rage.  Police were called but they fled prior to the cops showing up, and the sorority never pressed charges so the players were spared (protected).  

    this happens far too often, and its not the least bit surprising.  Maybe in his old age, Parker has lost a bit of institutional control or isn’t bringing in kids with strong characters, but be sure this type of behavior isn’t limited to BU, Boston, the Northeast, or even college hockey in general.  More profitable sports probably see this just as much but have better cover-up machines (Penn State).

  • peter puck

    there’s a lot of young broads like to tease the young hockey players either they(women ) aren’t happy with themselves or just jealous or the hockey players i recommend young hockey players be careful with these women today they can ruin your hockey career or your future

    • whatever

      Yes, by all means young hockey players should be sure to avoid forcing sex upon these “broads” who don’t want to have sex with them. It can be so hard to avoid accidentally raping or assaulting someone who keeps telling you “no” and asking you to stop. Golly, such a tricky world for these players to navigate…

  • Guest

    Jack Parker needs to resign NOW! He has lost control of his players. This is unacceptable behavior. These guys feel they are above the law. This is a poor representation of the University and the City.

    • NBPTone

      ….go bury your head in the sand…..he’s not going to resign.

  • jdhockeyboyz

    Shouldn’t the USCHO staff report mention the fact that this was the second BU hockey player arrested for sexual assault this season.  Sadly, this looks a lot like U of Miami football.

  • ThinkB4Talk

    I see you’ve all learned a lot from the Duke lacrosse incident.  Yes, let’s jump to conclusions.  Presumption of what…?

    • HE Fan

      Good point! Innocent until proven guilty; myself included. But “if” these allegations are true; it should be the end of Coach Parker’s run at BU.

  • HE Fan

    Time for Jack Parker to step down. At first, Jack’s constant complaining during hockey games is pushed off as “Just Jack being Jack”, but now there’s 2 assault cases under his watch. If that’s the way he watches out for his players, his lost touch with the times.

    Step down and away from the program. I’m sure there’s an able-bodied assistant coach who has been waiting in Jack’s wings for more than a few years now.

  • BU Alum

    Way to go Jack, keep up the good work. Whether your not managing your boys or your drafting poor citizens. Either way, it reflects poorly on you as the coach.