Panther player wins appeal, still faces possible discipline

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UPEI won its appeal of basketball player Aaron Robbins’ one-game suspension, but the forward could still be disciplined.

Atlantic University Sport executive director Phil Currie said Thursday the judiciary committee overturned the suspension based on a procedural issue.

“Anytime these sanctions take place by a sport chair, it’s really important that the individual, who is potentially being sanctioned, has an opportunity to speak to whatever that incident was,” he said. “In this case, Robbins didn’t have that opportunity.”

The file will be turned over to another sport chairperson with basketball experience to review and determine if a suspension is warranted.

A timetable was not available on Thursday afternoon, but Currie said Robbins is able to play until there is an outcome of the second review.

The Panthers are in Halifax tonight to play the Dalhousie Tigers at 8 p.m.

Robbins was charged with an intentional foul on Owen Klassen midway through the second half of the Jan. 18 game at Acadia.

Organizations: University Sport, Dalhousie Tigers

Geographic location: Halifax, Acadia

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