Why was Rutgers football star Leonte Carroo suspended?
What did Leonte Carroo do to earn himself a suspension from the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights football team?
So far, no one's saying.
Rutgers University Associate Athletic Director Hasim Phillips in an email reiterated the official statement issued Sunday night — stating only that Carroo was suspended because of an unspecified incident Saturday night outside the stadium.
“We are aware of an incident involving Leonte Saturday night and are gathering the facts," reads the statement.
Spokesmen for New Brunswick Police and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office say their respective offices are not involved in the case and that further information will come from Rutgers University Police. A phone call and email sent to the RUPD were not returned.
Coach Kyle Flood says the team has a meeting scheduled for Monday and the incident will be addressed according to the Asbury Park Press.
"I will certainly have a message for them. At all times, every player in this program is going to be accountable for their actions."
Carroo's suspension is just the latest development in a scandal-plagued season for the Scarlett Knights.
Five players have been kicked off the team entirely, after being arrested in connection with a series of violent crimes. Ex-players were implicated in some of the same incidents — an attack that left a student with a broken jaw, and a series of armed home invasions in which authorities say drugs and cash were stolen.
And authorities are investigating whether Coach Kyle flood had previously contacted a professor inappropriately about one of those now-booted players' grades, in violation of school and athletic conference rules.