Leading scorer for James Madison arrested

  • 03/18/2013 10:34 am in

DukesofJMU.com: JMU To Play LIU In First Round, PF Goins Arrested

Rayshawn Goins, the animated senior power forward who helped lead JMU to its first Colonial Athletic Association basketball championship in 19 years, was arrested Sunday night – mere hours after he attended the selection show at the Convo – on charges of obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct, police said.

Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson said Goins attended a party Saturday at 865 East, an apartment complex on Port Republic Road, that “got out of hand.”

“I guess he was in the thick of it,” Hutcheson said. “Just a wild college party, from the little bit that I gathered. Not wanting to break up when the police came.”

Brady could not be reached for comment late Sunday night on Goins’ situation, and the university declined to discuss the arrest.

“The athletic administration is aware of the situation,” JMU spokesman Don Egle said Sunday night. “We will not be providing additional comments until we review this matter in the morning.”

Goins, a third-team All-CAA pick who is averaging 12.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, was released on his own recognizance Sunday night, police said . Less than two hours earlier, he took part in a conference call with the media, saying, “We’d love to be that Cinderella team. Just want to shock the world.”

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