CT Man Among 3 Bryant University Student-Athletes Facing Assault Charges

Police say three student-athletes at Bryant University in Rhode Island, including a New Haven man, have been charged in connection with an alleged assault on campus. 

Smithfield police say 19-year-old Joseph Kasperzyk, of New Haven, Connecticut; 20-year-old Zahir Williams, of New York City; and 20-year-old Shelton McNeal, of Lakeland, Florida, were charged Monday with simple assault and other offenses. 

Police said residents of a campus townhouse were awoken at 2 a.m. Sunday by people banging on bedroom doors. Police say the suspects assaulted two residents and broke a TV. 

The NCAA Division 1 school in a statement said Kasperzyk has been suspended from the basketball team and Williams and McNeal have been suspended from the football team. 

They were released on $1,000 bond. Their cases weren't listed in online court records and it's unclear if they have lawyers.

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