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Villanova Freshman JayVaughn Pinkston Charged With Assault

Villanova freshman forward JayVaughn Pinkston has been charged with two counts of simple assault and harassment stemming from an incident at an off-campus frat party that sent at least one person to the hospital. The New York Daily News spoke with a source that described the alleged circumstances that led the assault.

A source with knowledge of the situation told the Daily News that Pinkston was locked inside a room with a female during an off-campus fraternity party and had to break down the door to escape. The source said Pinkston found the men who had played the prank, then confronted and allegedly punched at least one of them.

The Nova Blog has a statement released by Villanova on the matter

On Saturday night, November 6, an incident involving Villanova men’s basketball player JayVaughn Pinkston and several other students occurred at an off-campus location. The University has been informed that the Upper Merion Township Police are charging JayVaughn Pinkston with two counts of simple assault and harassment. Earlier this week, Villanova opened its own internal review to determine whether Code of Student Conduct violations had occurred in this matter. The University is moving forward with this review as quickly and diligently as possible in order to assure fairness to everyone. Until a decision is reached, JayVaughn will not play in games, but will be allowed to participate in other team activities.