3 Georgetown Basketball Players Accused Of Burglary, Assault, Harassment
Washington, DC – Three Georgetown University basketball players are done for the season as they face allegations of burglary, harassment, and assault by two female students.
Court records showed that a female Georgetown student filed for a restraining order against teammates Josh LeBlanc and Galen Alexander on Nov. 5, ESPN reported.
The student who filed the complaint said that she was afraid for the safety of herself and her roommate after her home was burglarized by three men on Sept. 16, CBS Sports reported.
"In response to an alleged burglary that I believe Joshua LeBlanc committed against me on September 16, 2019, Joshua threatened bodily harm against myself and my roommate," the Nov. 5 complaint read. "He continued to threaten me verbally and via text message in the following week."
Washington Metropolitan police records showed that the victim reported stolen a PlayStation 4, a Nikon D5300 camera, a camera lens, and a pair of Bape shoes with an estimated value of $1,625, USA Today reported.
According to the police report, the victim contacted one of the burglary suspects on Facetime and he threatened her.
"If you tell anyone we'll send people after you," the basketball player allegedly said, according to USA Today.
Court records showed that a second restraining order was filed on Nov. 12, and the new one named LeBlanc, Alexander, and their teammate Myron Gardner.
The request for a restraining order against LeBlanc and Alexander was granted Nov. 20 after the players failed to appear at a Nov. 14 hearing, according to ESPN.
The initial complainant’s roommate also filed a complaint with the police against Gardner on Nov. 12 that that accused the basketball player of “sexual assault and harassment” on Sept. 15, and said her home was burglarized on Sept. 16, USA Today reported.
The roommate said in a sworn statement that after she filed a report with the DC police and Georgetown University police about the incidents, Gardner, LeBlanc and Alexander harassed and threatened her, CBS Sports reported.
The roommate has also requested a restraining order against all three players and a hearing on the matter has been scheduled for Dec. 9, ESPN reported.
Georgetown University announced that LeBlanc, Alexander, and Gardner had been benched for the remainder of the season but didn’t go into the details of why, CBS Sports reported.
"Georgetown takes student conduct issues very seriously and ensures that they are investigated thoroughly,” Georgetown University said in a written statement. “While we are not able to comment on specific cases, we have processes for investigating and adjudicating alleged violations of our student code that are fair to both parties. We encourage any student who has a concern to be in contact with the Georgetown University Police Department or the Office of Student Conduct."
Georgetown’s head basketball coach, New York Knicks’ legend Patrick Ewing, also announced that James Akinjo would not be playing for the rest of the season, but his name has not been mentioned in any of the incident reports or affidavits publicly available about the incident, CBS News reported.
LeBlanc has played in six games this season and scored 7.2 points per game, CBS Sports reported.
He missed the season’s opening game because he was serving a one-game suspension for a violation of team rules.
Galen Alexander has played in seven games and averaged 4.4 points a game.
Myron Gardner averaged 3.7 points a game in six games.
Georgetown is 4-3 so far this season but Ewing, who played for the Georgetown Hoyas in the 1980s, said the embattled players have been given “no special treatment when it comes to their behavior and discipline... while I can't comment on individual students, please know that we take conduct issues very seriously."
CBS Sports reported that at least two of the players have entered the transfer portal to play for another school next year.