Dec 15, 2014 3:45 PM
UNH hockey player Casey DeSmith speaks about arrest, suspension
Former UNH men's hockey goalie Casey DeSmith spoke out with regards to the media coverage of his arrest on Aug. 31 and subsequent suspension from the university and his dismissal from the team.
In a press release DeSmith's parents released to the Concord Monitor on Saturday, the former goalie stated that "the ongoing misrepresentations of the facts in the media have convinced me that I need to stand upfor myself and attempt to set the record straight."
This was the first time DeSmith spoke to the media since his August arrest.
According to a report by Morgan Palmer of Fosters.com, DeSmith pleaded guilty to assault and signed a diversion agreement to undergo drug and alcohol counseling for up to a year. During this time, DeSmith may be subject to random alcohol testing by the Strafford County Department of Corrections.
Although DeSmith will be reinstated to the university on Saturday, men's hockey head coach Dick Umile dismissed the senior goaltender from the team, stating that student-athletes are held to a higher standard at UNH.
DeSmith has not decided whether or not he will return to UNH upon his restoration of good standing as a student, according to the Monitor's report.