Groth Says Athletic Dept Considering Gun Policy Following Phillips' Arrest

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada athletic director Cary Groth says she will consider prohibiting Wolf Pack athletes from possessing handguns after freshman forward Ahyaro Phillips was arrested and kicked off the team for bringing one on campus.

But Groth also says star point guard Armon Johnson did nothing wrong under current school policy by possessing at his home off campus the .25 caliber pistol Phillips took then dropped out of his coat pocket during a confrontation with two Nevada football players last week.

She also told reporters at a news conference Thursday she will investigate further police reports that two basketball players who witnessed the incident initially gave conflicting reports about the gun, saying it was a cell phone or perhaps a BB gun, before eventually telling the truth.


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