3 Georgetown basketball players are accused of burglary in civil complaints and one is no longer with the team
The case became public this week after the university announced sophomore Josh LeBlanc would not play the rest of the season, then clarified Tuesday that he was pulled because he intends to transfer.He and two other Georgetown players — Myron Gardner and Galen Alexander — are accused in the alleged burglary, according to civil complaints filed in November by two women. Gardner and Alexander are still on the Hoyas' roster.One woman was granted a temporary restraining order against LeBlanc and Alexander on November 14, online court records show. One of her housemates also requested a restraining order against Gardner. That request has yet to be heard in court.No criminal charges have been filed against any of the men, local police say, but investigations are continuing.In one police report, one woman says she confronted one of the players on Facetime about items she believes he had a hand in stealing, and he verbally threatened her by saying, "If you tell anyone, we'll send people after you."The second woman says in her complaint that Gardner sexually harassed and assaulted her in the home, court documents show. In a police report filed November 4, the two women told investigators that a PlayStation 4, a Nikon camera, a camera lens and a pair of Bape shoes were taken on September 16. When reached by phone Tuesday, LeBlanc told CNN, "I've got nothing to talk about." He said he did not have a lawyer. Gardner has not responded to a voicemail seeking comment, but he told the Washington Post on Monday, "I've never done those things in my life."Attempts to reach Alexander on Tuesday were not successful.
Criminal investigation is underway
Kristen Metzger, chief spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department said: "This is currently an active investigation. No criminal charges have been made at this time."The US attorney's office in Washington has not responded to CNN's questions about whether any criminal charges will be filed.The university's athletic department said in a statement online that conduct violation allegations are investigated by the Office of Student Conduct. It said privacy laws prevent it from commenting on individual cases.The department says it investigates allegations of wrongdoing before taking disciplinary action on any student."While Georgetown refrains from commenting on individual students in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), we take student conduct issues very seriously," the university said Tuesday.
What the civil complaint says
In her civil complaint, one of the women said she and her roommate fear for their safety. "I believe that Joshua and his friends stole my items from my house and would like to be reimbursed for (the) items," she wrote. "Joshua threatened bodily harm against myself and my roommate," she wrote. "He continued to threaten me verbally and via text message in the following week."The other woman, in a complaint, accuses Gardner of sexual harassment and assault on September 15. A police officer noted in a second incident report that the woman told the investiRead More – Source