NCAA Tournament 2013: James Madison's Leading Scorer Arrested

Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

James Madison got some great news yesterday when they won the Colonial Athletic Association title over Northeastern, and promptly earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. But while the team is celebrating their March Madness berth, the team will likely have to move forward without leading scorer Rayshawn Goins who was arrested on Sunday night mere hours after his team was selected to the tournament.

It’s likely that Goins may have gone out partying before the selection to the tournament, as reports say he was arrested for obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct. Goins was released on his own recognizance on $2,500 unsecured bond. USA Today reports that the arrest wasn’t in connection to anything that happened after the team learned of their NCAA tournament selection, rather it stemmed from an incident as a team party on Saturday night.

The school released a statement saying the usual spiel that they are aware of the situation and will be dealing with it internally for the time being.

“The athletic administration is aware of the situation We will not be providing any additional comments until we review this matter (Monday).”

- James Madison Official

Goins is the team’s leading scorer and his status is still unknown for James Madison’s play-in game against Long Island on Wednesday. There is still a chance that Goins plays in the game on Wednesday but it’s still unclear what his arrest truly means to his playing time. If he can’t play, James Madison will lose his 12.7ppg and 7.4rpg averages in their opening round game.

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