UConn tight end Sean McQuillan is currently not enrolled at the university, as he waits for the school’s decision on an expulsion hearing. John F. Silver of SNY UConn reported the story.
McQuillan was allegedly involved in a fight off campus back in April. He was arrested and charged with second degree assault and disorderly conduct. After the news surfaced, the university barred him from classes.
Speaking to Silver, Huskies coach Bob Diaco addressed the matter.
“It is one of these evolving private situations between Sean, his family and the courts and the university,” Diaco said. “I am clued in because they have tried to keep me in the loop but I am more clued into the university process because we are working together.
“We are in an appeals process with the school, he is not presently allowed to be a student right now. He is an appeals process to see how that is going to move forward. That shouldn’t take too much longer.”
This certainly hasn’t helped McQuillan, who performed well in spring practices and was in the team captain conversation.
In two seasons with UConn, he has 41 receptions for 354 yards and two touchdowns. If his appeal is denied, the Huskies’ offense suddenly has a big hole to fill with the start of the 2015 season just a few months away.
Given how McQuillan had a clean record (that we know of) prior to this incident, being expelled may seem just a little bit hasty on the university’s end, though a felony assault charge is nothing to sneeze at.
But the fact of the matter is that his future is in doubt now, and key decisions may have to be made soon on his part.
Of course, Campus Sports will update McQuillan’s story as more details become available.
UConn went 2-10 (1-7 AAC) in its first season under Diaco, formerly the defensive coordinator of Notre Dame. The team opens the 2015 season at home against Villanova on September 3.
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