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Thirer resigns after six dismissed

Updated: September 30, 2009, 5:04 PM ET
Associated Press

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Binghamton athletic director Joel Thirer resigned Wednesday following the dismissal of six basketball players last week.

Star player Emanuel "Tiki" Mayben was arraigned last Thursday on cocaine distribution charges and kicked off the team. Players D.J. Rivera, Malik Alvin, Corey Chandler, Paul Crosby and David Fine were also released last week. School officials wouldn't discuss the reasons behind the releases.

Thirer said he'll remain a tenured professor, but Jim ...

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