We have some Providence news and it has nothing to do with their upcoming game against North Carolina.
But according to a person with knowledge of the matter, the alleged incident police are investigating involves Rodney Bullock and Brandon Austin, two prized freshman players who were suspended in November from playing in games. The suspensions of Bullock and Austin were announced on Nov. 6, three days after the alleged incident took place.
The person familiar with the investigation said the suspensions stemmed from the school’s internal review of the sexual-assault claim. Bullock remains on Providence’s roster and continues to practice with the team. His name was announced with other players as the Friars accepted the Big East tournament trophy Saturday in New York. Austin left Providence in January and enrolled at the University of Oregon, where he joined that school’s team which, like Providence’s, is heading to the NCAA Tournament.
Bill Lynch, an attorney representing Bullock, acknowledged Tuesday that Bullock had been accused of sexual assault.
This could be a major distraction for the Friars as they enter March Madness.