Siena: Rakeem Brookins Arrested

By Anthony Lenahan
Mark L. Baer-USA Today Sports

New Siena head coach, Jimmy Pastos has to deal with something no coach wants to have to deal with.   Especially something that a no new coach wants to have to deal with and that is disciplinary action.

On Friday night, red-shirt sophomore guard, Rakeem Brookins was arrested for burglary according to the Albany Times Union.  Brookins was arrested due to the fact that he had possession of a stolen wallet.

He was charged of both second degree burglary and with fourth degree grand larceny.  Both of these charges are felonies.  Brookins got out of the grand larceny charge by paying his $12,500 bail.  A larceny charge is when someone is found in possession of a stolen credit or debit card.

This isn’t the first time Brookins is going to face discipline after he was suspended this season for three games due to a violation in athletic department policy.  His suspension and injury forced the guard to miss 12 of the Saints’ 32 games this year.

When he was actually on the court, Brookins was very productive for the below average Saints.  He averaged 11.3 points, 2.3 assists, and 2.0 rebounds this season for Siena, but next year is when he is really going to be needed by the Saints.

If he gets any sort of disciplinary action for this arrest, he is going to hurt his team greatly especially after they already lost one guard to a transfer.  It is hard to see Brookins get out of this without at least a suspension, and even though no one wants to see it happen, it has to be done.

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