Thursday, November 25, 2004
Boise State down two players after arrest, stabbing
BOISE, Idaho -- The Boise State men's basketball team is
down two players after one was stabbed in a Wednesday night fight
and another was arrested on a felony theft charge.
Eric Lane, a 6-foot-1 sophomore from Los Angeles, was stabbed in
the side. He has been released from St. Alphonsus Hospital, Broncos
head coach Greg Graham told The Associated Press.
"He's very fortunate," Graham said of the 20-year-old Lane's
injuries. "The seriousness of his injuries will keep him out up to
Lane is now with family, who were in Boise for the Thanksgiving
holiday, Graham said.
Police are still looking for the man suspected of stabbing Lane.
Other than saying it took place in downtown Boise, Graham
wouldn't describe the details of the fight or where specifically it
took place. The Boise Police Department did not immediately return
a phone message left by The Associated Press.
The stabbing took place just hours after Lane scored two points
for Boise State (3-1) in a 61-53 home win over Portland State.
Meanwhile, another Boise State player, Tezarray Banks of
Paramount, Calif., turned himself in to Ada County authorities
earlier this week after learning police were looking for him on
suspicion of possession of a stolen credit card. He was arrested,
but later released from jail.
Banks, 22, a 6-foot-8 junior, was suspended immediately and did
not play Wednesday against Portland State.
Graham said the school has followed its policies governing such
incidents after he learned of Banks' arrest. If Banks is convicted,
he'll be kicked off the team, Graham said.
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