U H _ A T H L E T I C S

Two UH athletes
are reinstated

Jacobs and Curry must go through
anger and sexual harassment courses

By Paul Arnett

University of Hawaii football player Quincy Jacobs and basketball guard Aaron Curry have been reinstated to their respective teams, Rainbows head coach Fred vonAppen confirmed last night.

"I just got out of a meeting where all parties concerned discussed the situation," vonAppen said. "Both players will face a probation period for the remainder of this semester.

"Quincy has a number of things he has to do, including taking anger management and sexual harassment classes. He may be suspended for our first game next year, I don't know.

"But he'll have some repercussions with us, in addition to the ones imposed by the department."

Jacobs and Curry were suspended two weeks ago for their involvement in a fight on campus with UH volleyball player Moses Goods in the early morning hours of Oct. 20.

After seeing the severely beaten Goods, UH head volleyball coach Mike Wilton suggested that Goods, the younger brother of Wahine volleyball player Cecilia Goods, call the police.

Details of the incident were sketchy, with both sides claiming the other threw the first punch. Goods allegedly became involved after a relative complained of being harassed by Curry and Jacobs.

In addition to the probation, Curry and Jacobs also are required to attend anger management classes, a sexual harassment workshop and serve 20 hours of community service with various youth groups.

UH athletic director Hugh Yoshida said yesterday that he hadn't been able to act on the matter as quickly as he would have liked because he was out of town most of last week.

"I returned late Wednesday night and started looking into the matter," Yoshida said. "I've listened to all parties involved and can make a decision on this any time I want."

Jacobs is a transfer from Stanford University. He has one year of eligibility remaining. Despite being suspended from practice, Jacobs has attended every workout the past two weeks.

Curry, who transferred from Howard Junior College, may rejoin the team for today's practice.

"It was a regrettable situation that should never have happened," UH head basketball coach Riley Wallace said in a press release last night. "We accept these penalties, and hope they can learn and grow from them."

Yoshida echoed those sentiments.

"After speaking to both student-athletes, I know they would handle the situation differently if they had another chance," Yoshida said.

"Both were very remorseful for their actions. The suggestions by the subcommittee for the athletic advisory board will help our student-athletes deal with these situations in a positive manner."

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