Three Georgetown basketball players accused of harassment, assault and robbery

Tanya Simon
December 6, 2019

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Forward Josh LeBlanc is off the team after complaints accusing him and two teammates of burglary, harassment and one case of sexual assault.

The nature of Akinjo's situation is still unclear, but court records reveal a restraining order was issued in November against LeBlanc and players Myron Gardner and Galen Alexander.

No criminal charges have been filed.

On Tuesday, athletic director Lee Reed said LeBlanc and Akinjo had "expressed an interest in transferring".

Akinjo was Georgetown's starting point guard. It did not say why he was removed.

Akinjo was averaging 13.4 points, second on the team, while LeBlanc was averaging 7.2 points.

Gardner and Alexander were still listed on the Hoyas' roster Tuesday night on Georgetown's website, while LeBlanc and Akinjo have been removed.

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Without offering specifics on what led to either player's departure, a university spokesperson issued another statement hours later, saying: "Georgetown takes student conduct issues very seriously and ensures that they are investigated thoroughly". "While we can not comment on specific cases, we have processes to investigate and prosecute alleged violations of our student code that are fair to both parties". The complainant's roommate also filed a restraining order against LeBlanc and Alexander on November 5. One of her housemates also requested a restraining order against Gardner. LeBlanc is accused of assualt and battery and theft of personal property. Reports of the restraining order first surfaced on Monday evening.

Akinjo's name isn't mentioned in any of the court documents, according to multiple reports.

Less than two weeks before it hosts Syracuse, Georgetown University has announced that two key players won't play the rest of the season.

The victim accused LeBlanc of "burglary and threats to do bodily harm if I reported this incident", adding that "Joshua and his friends stole items from my house" on September 16th and that he threatened them physically and "continued to threaten me verbally and via text message in the following week".

LeBlanc averaged 7.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in six games.

"Once the student conduct process is completed, and if sanctions are imposed by the Office of Student Conduct, coaches may impose additional disciplinary actions, including removal from the team", Reed wrote, which appeared to confirm that Alexander, a junior, and Gardner, a freshman, are still members of the program for now.

Georgetown opened this season 4-1, including an 82-66 victory over then-No. 22 Texas, before losing its past two encounters to then-No.

Coach Patrick Ewing announced on Monday that the two are "from now on" from the squad. 1 Duke, in a tight, hard-fought meeting, as well as UNC Greensboro.

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