North Dakota party leads to ‘unlawful delivery to certain persons’ charges

Five North Dakota players – captains Andrew MacWilliam, Danny Kristo, Carter Rowney and Corban Knight and senior Joe Gleason – were charged in Grand Forks District Court Monday with “unlawful delivery to certain persons” for providing alcohol at a team party last September, a Class A misdemeanor, according to a report Tuesday in the Grand Forks Herald.

MacWilliam, Kristo, Rowney and Knight were suspended for the first game of the season for the party. Three other players were suspended for the incident, but were not charged.

The five players charged have a pretrial conference scheduled for March 7.

“When we announced our disciplinary measures in September, we did so acknowledging that those measures would not preclude possible actions taken by the local and/or state authorities,” UND athletic director Brian Faison said in the story. “We are aware of the ongoing legal process and will allow that process to play out.”