Hoops Star Accused Of Using ‘Closed Fist’ On Girl

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Syracuse star Eric Devendorf yesterday. On the bright side, he pounded the visiting Richmond Spiders into submission with a robust 22 points. On the not-so-bright side, Devendorf was notified he’s being investigated by local police for allegedly pounding a woman into submission with his robust fists. On second look, it was probably more bad than good.

Eric Devendorf

The incident allegedly - and we repeat, “allegedly”; this isn’t an arrest yet, just an investigation - took place back on November 1st at three o’clock in the morning (where was Hillary for that call?) and essentially involved a group of people beating up a female Syracuse student.

Needless to say, the details of the event are kind of disturbing.

From NEWS 10 NOW:

The victim told police she was sitting in her car around 3 a.m. when a group of people starting kicking the car and yelling at her. She claims Devendorf punched her and yelled slurs when she got out. The victim asked that charges be pressed against the basketball star, whom she knew.

Lesson number one: If people are kicking your car and yelling at you, don’t get out of the car!

Predictably, the hometown columnist is reserving judgment until more details of the case are known, and really that’s probably for the best. We all remember what happened with that whole Duke lacrosse scandal, don’t we? That said, if it turns out Devendorf did have a hand (so to speak) in this act, well, he’ll have plenty to deal with then from just about every angle. You don’t hit a woman and get away with it. Just as Sean Connery.

A positive spin on the event: at least he had the common sense not to hit her with his sandwich.