Central Michigan University senior defensive end Kashawn Fraser has been suspended indefinitely from the football team following a domestic violence and OWI convictions that occurred since the start of the year.
According to Isabella County court documents Fraser has been sentenced and convicted with domestic violence.
"We have been aware of the situation from the outset, and Kashawn has been subject to internal discipline within the program,” CMU football coach Dan Enos said in a press release statement. “He is currently under an indefinite suspension, and his future with the program is being evaluated on a daily basis."
The domestic violence incident took place on Jan. 9 of this year in the 1800 block of Liberty Dr.
According to court documents, Fraser had an argument that turned physical with his girlfriend of three years. Fraser’s girlfriend, a former CMU women’s basketball player accused him of grabbing her by the shirt, throwing her to the floor, and dragging her around the bedroom on the floor by her shirt. Fraser was also accused of slapping her with an open hand to the neck/face area a couple of times, according to court documents.
Fraser accused his girlfriend of pushing him and slapping him in the chest twice prior to the altercation. Fraser’s male roommate separated the two and held them back until police arrived.
Fraser plead no contest to the charges and was found guilty on Mar. 8. Fraser was sentenced to nine months of probation and $963 in fines.
Additionally, on March 5 of this year, Fraser was arrested by the CMU Police Department for Operating While Intoxicated at 2:20 a.m. near Crawford and Broomfield Streets.
According to court documents from the Isabella County Court he was arraigned on March 10, 2011 and pled guilty to the charges on April 6, 2011.He was a minor at the time of arrest. His 21st birthday took place on March 26.
The charge was reduced from Operating While Visibly Impaired. Fraser was originally sentenced to 93 days in jail with credit given for one day served. The jail time has been suspended given Fraser completes all the terms of his sentence. Some of those terms include a 6-month probation, court fees, and participation in the Alcohol Highway Safety Education Program. He has already completed a victim impact panel. Fraser cannot drink alcohol or be near it until his probation ends in October.
Fraser was also previously suspended by the team for the 2010 season opener against Hampton due to a violation of team policy
Fraser, a native of Coconut Creek, Fla. was absent from the beginning of spring practices last month but has since been present at the practices without taking part in any team activities.
The senior has 44 tackles and five tackles for loss in his career. He has also picked up six fumble recoveries and four-and-a-half sacks.
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