Drew Reinstated at Syracuse
Kevin Drew, the Syracuse senior defensive midfielder who was suspended indefinitely form the team in late October, has rejoined the Orange, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard.
"Kevin has been out of school and has now been reinstated," Syracuse head coach John Desko told the Post-Standard. "He has been punished and will continue to fulfill his consequences. It's great to have him back so he can continue his education and play lacrosse."
Drew was charged with driving while intoxicated, hit and run and resisting arrest in relation to an incident that involved a vehicle owned by Desko. Yes, head coach John Desko.
According to Syracuse police, the 2007 Chevy Trail Blazer Drew was driving struck a parked car at about 3:30 a.m. Oct. 24. After being pulled over, Drew did not follow police commands and was arrested. Drew told police the car belonged to a roommate, which was Tim Desko, John's son and Drew's lacrosse teammate. John Desko said the car was the one his son drives, but neither he nor his son knew Drew took it.
On the field, Drew's return should boost the Orange, who are facing preseason questions about filling the void left by a tremendous senior class. It's unclear if Major League Lacrosse teams will shy away from Drew in Friday night's collegiate draft given the off-field incident, but he is among the best at his position in his class.
The Orange are ranked No. 8 in Lacrosse Magazine's preseason NCAA Division I men's rankings.