Four LIU Basketball Players Arrested And Charged With Assault

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 16: Julian Boyd #42 of the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds drives to the basket against the Michigan State Spartans during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 16, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Four members of LIU Brooklyn's men's basketball team, including the team's three leading scorers, were arrested and charged with assault following an on-campus fight.

Four members of the LIU-Brooklyn men's basketball team were arrested and charged with assault after a weekend brawl on campus with five members (three men and two women) of the track team, according to a report by the New York Post on Friday that quoted law enforcement officials.

Basketball players C.J. Garner, Julian Boyd, Jamal Olasewere and Troy Joseph were charged with third-degree assault following the fracas that sent four members of the track team to the Brooklyn Hospital with non-serious injuries on Sept. 15. It is unknown was caused the fight to ensue at this point, according to the report.

Boyd, Olasewere and Garner were LIU's three leading scorers last season, scoring 17.4, 16.9 and 12.6 points per game, respectively. The Blackbirds finished the 2011-12 season 25-9 overall, going 15-0 at home and 8-8 in road contests. LIU is in the midst of some of their most successful basketball, winning both their second consecutive Northeast Conference regular season and tournament championships.

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