It may be that the suspension of Quincy Diggs came from more than just a small academic matter. As previously reported, a source close to the team claimed that the senior basketball player was suspended due to a “VERY serious matter” that violated UA’s Code of Student Conduct. How serious is still unknown, but a little bit of searching turned up two recent Akron Police reports detailing separate incidents involving Diggs and his apparent ex-girlfriend.
Let me be very clear in pointing out that there is no confirmation from the school that this is the specific reason for Diggs’ suspension, but it certainly would be grounds for such. That being said, two separate police reports from July and August detail two separate occurrences in which Diggs allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend. According to the police reports, Diggs’ ex is former Zips tennis star Zara Harutyunyan, who was a three-time MAC Player of the Year.
The first incident on July 5th says that Harutyunyan and Diggs got into a fight at the 22 Exchange apartment complex, and that Diggs threw a plate at her head. The report notes that police were “unable to make contact” with Diggs, and that he was not arrested. It’s not clear as to why charges were not filed. The second incident played out on August 27th at Vertigo Night Club on Main St., across from Canal Park downtown. According to the report, Harutyunyan was dancing with senior tennis player Prang Pantusart, as well as Zips basketball players Nick Harney and Demetrius Treadwell. The report does not detail specifically what happened, but notes that Diggs “smacked (Harutyunyan) in the face”. Again, Diggs was not arrested, and it’s unclear why.
While Diggs was not arrested following either incident, each event on its own would surely be enough to put him in violation of the Code of Student Conduct. So while we don’t have nearly enough evidence to know exactly why Quincy Diggs was suspended, it’s safe to assume that these incidents didn’t do anything to help his case.
Note that both reports are public record and can be searched by case #’s “12-023756″ & “12-017596″