MLAX : Midfielder addresses drinking problem in court

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments UPDATED: Feb. 2, 1:20 a.m.Syracuse men’s lacrosse player Kevin Drew told a City Court judge on Wednesday he is making significant progress responding to a drinking problem that led to his arrest in October.The senior defensive midfielder told presiding Judge Vanessa Bogan he hasn’t had an alcoholic drink in 100 days and has since completed a 28-day inpatient treatment program, said Gary Sommer, Drew’s defense lawyer.Drew’s last drink was on Oct. 24, Sommer said. This was the day Drew was charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and numerous other traffic violations.Drew was driving the car of SU men’s lacrosse head coach John Desko without the coach’s knowledge when he was pulled over. When police forced Drew out of the vehicle, he took an aggressive stance and officers took him to the ground, according to police records.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDrew, 21, was suspended from the team the day after the incident and then withdrew from SU. Drew returned to the university and the lacrosse team for the start of spring practice on Jan. 12. Desko said on men’s lacrosse media day Jan. 12 that he made a difficult decision and allowed Drew to rejoin the team.Drew’s lawyer, Sommer, said in court that Drew has dealt with his drinking problem more aggressively than many of the other students he has represented.At Sommer’s request, Judge Bogan adjourned the case to March 20. Sommer said outside the courtroom that he made the request so he would have time to try and negotiate a resolution to the case with the district attorney’s office with the evidence that Drew is voluntarily addressing his drinking problem.Drew played in all 17 games for SU last season and was named to the All-Big East Second Team. He registered six goals, an assist, 33 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.egsawyer@syr.educenter_img Published on January 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Liz: egsawyer@syr.edu | @3sawyerlast_img read more

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The Final Word: Syracuse defeats Hobart, 21-13, for 4th-straight win

first_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on February 29, 2020 at 12:31 am Behind five-goal performances from Brendan Curry and Tucker Dordevic, No. 3 Syracuse (3-0) continued its undefeated start to the 2020 season and defeated No. 19 Hobart, 21-13. Missing senior close defensemen Nick Mellen for the third-straight game didn’t prevent the Orange from limiting the highest-scoring team — the Statesmen (3-0) — in the country (23 goals per game) to just 13.It’s the first time since 2016 the Orange have started 4-0, and their seventh-straight victory in the annual Kraus-Simmons Trophy matchup.Here’s what our beat writers had to say following Syracuse’s win.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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