Two Herd basketball players face misdemeanor

Published 3:11 am Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Staff Report

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Two Marshall Thundering Herd basketball players appeared in court Tuesday on misdemeanor battery charges.

Deandre Kane and Shaquille Johnson were in court following an incident outside of a Huntington bar following a basketball game last month against Memphis.

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Marshall basketball coach Tom Herrion along with athletic director Mike Hamrick issued a joint statement regarding the incident.

“We take this matter very seriously as we do all situations that involve our student-athletes. We have looked into this and are aware of the circumstances,” the statement read.

“We have every confidence in the legal system and we are allowing the legal process to take its course. These young men are innocent until proven guilty and we are treating them accordingly.”

The athletic department said there will be no further comment on this ongoing legal matter. A date before the Cabell County Magistrate Court has not been set.

Marshall hosts UAB at 7 p.m. Wednesday.