NEW INFO: Two ECU Basketball Players Arrested, Suspended From Team

Greenville police have released more information on this weekend's arrest of two ECU basketball players.

Corvonn Gaines and Tylisman Armstrong, both who are 21 years old, were charged with intoxicated an disruptive behavior and resisting a public officer, both misdemeanors.

Police say it happened at the Still Life Nightclub, where they received a call around 1:00 a.m. regarding customers who were refusing to leave.

Officers escorted the two men from the business and police say both were verbally abusive to officers and resisted repeated attempts by police to convince them to leave the area.

Police say Armstrong attempted to get back into the nightclub and cursed at officers when they tried to stop him. They say Gaines tried to prevent officers from arresting his teammate, and attempted to grab an officer in order to free Armstrong.

The two were released from jail after posting $1,000 bonds.

ECU head coach Jeff Lebo released a statement regarding the arrests saying, "We are aware of the incident involving our student-athletes and are in the process of gathering all of the facts. They have been suspended indefinitely from all team activities. We have a set of conduct standards in place that we expect our players to abide by."

Gaines is a junior at ECU and plays guard on the basketball team.

Armstrong is also a junior. He transferred from Auburn to ECU this year. He had to sit out a year after transferring. He will officially be added to the roster this Fall. Armstrong plays forward and center.


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Two ECU basketball players were arrested early Sunday morning on misdemeanor charges of intoxicated and disruptive behavior and resisting a public officer.

According to officials at the Pitt County Detention Center 21-year-old Corvonn Gaines and 21-year-old Tylisman Armstrong were brought to the jail around 1:30 a.m. Both were released on a $1,000 secured bond each around 4 a.m.

A police report says the two were arrested around 12:55 a.m. at 511 Cotanche Street.

ECU head coach Jeff Lebo released a statement regarding the arrests saying, "We are aware of the incident involving our student-athletes and are in the process of gathering all of the facts. They have been suspended indefinitely from all team activities. We have a set of conduct standards in place that we expect our players to abide by."

Gaines is a junior at ECU and plays guard on the basketball team.

Armstrong is also a junior. He transferred from Auburn to ECU this year. He had to sit out a year after transferring. He will officially be added to the roster this Fall. Armstrong plays forward and center.

Jail officials say both men were arrested by Greenville police. We have called police to request more information.

We will bring you more details as soon as they become available.


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