March 8, 2014
A Nevada basketball player who was beaten unconscious at a Halloween party that turned violent has been kicked off the team.
Wolf Pack coach Mark Fox says Tyrone Hanson was punished because he had been told not to go out that night. The sophomore forward was severely beaten and robbed at a Reno home where a fight erupted, resulting in a triple homicide. Hanson was treated and released from a hospital.
Fox said Hanson already had been held out of a scrimmage on Saturday for violating team rules.
Hanson said in a statement released by the university that he understood the decision and wanted to extend his sympathy to the three victims.