Princeton announced Friday that Tigers senior guard Devin Cannady has been reinstated to play, three weeks after he was reportedly arrested and then suspended by the university following an alleged confrontation with customers and police at a local Wawa.
Cannady was suspended for three games: last weekend’s back-to-back at Columbia and Cornell and a Jan. 27 matchup versus Division III Wesley.
Princeton University spokesperson Ben Chang confirmed Cannady’s reinstatement Friday, reporting that the university had completed its investigation and adjudication, and that Princeton Athletics had determined that Cannady had served “the appropriate suspension from competition” based on the result of the university’s disciplinary process.
“Princeton University takes issues of student conduct very seriously and responds in accordance with established policies and procedures,” Chang said.
Cannady played but did not start at Yale Friday evening.
Cannady, 22, was allegedly high on marijuana when he pushed a customer and threatened others standing nearby on Jan. 18 at 3:30 a.m. When Princeton University Department of Public Safety responded, witnesses alleged that he shouted and cursed at the officers.
The Daily Princetonian reported Friday that, according to Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Casey DeBlasio, the prosecutor’s office downgraded the indictable charge against Cannady — aggravated assault — to a disorderly persons offense.
The case has been remanded to the Princeton Municipal Court, the Princetonian added.
Having been named to the Lou Henson Award Mid-Season Watch List (presented to the nation’s top mid-major player in Division I), Cannady was a pivotal part of Princeton’s offense prior to his suspension, scoring 20 or more points in eight of 12 games this season.