Syracuse lacrosse player Chase Scanlan has been suspended for a second time this season following his arrest Friday, the university said in a statement.
"We were notified today that Chase Scanlan has been arrested by the Syracuse Police Department," the school said. "The Department of Athletics immediately convened the Athletics Privileges Committee to evaluate and determine appropriate action. As a result, Chase Scanlan has been suspended from all athletic participation. Per federal privacy laws, and to ensure a fair process, we cannot comment on active investigations or specific cases."
Scanlan has been charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief, a Syracuse Police Department spokesperson told the Daily Orange.
Syracuse.com, citing the school's Department of Public Safety, reported that Scanlan was involved in a domestic incident on April 18. Scanlan was suspended indefinitely on April 20 for violating team rules but was reinstated a week later by coach John Desko, although he did not practice with the team or play in Syracuse's April 29 game at Notre Dame.
Syracuse.com reported Friday that the charge relates to Scanlan destroying a woman's phone and having a physical altercation with her. The newspaper said he was also charged with a harassment violation, but it is a noncriminal charge.
"Hopefully, today's arrest will put to rest the rumors that have been running rampant about this incident for the last couple of weeks and send a message that we take all incidents of domestic violence seriously, no matter where they are committed or by whom they are committed," Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said in a statement. "The investigation is ongoing."
Scanlan, a sophomore, is the team's leading goal scorer this season and was third in points at the time of his first suspension. He had started all nine of the team's games before he was suspended.
Syracuse (6-5) was scheduled to play Robert Morris on Friday afternoon.