Maine Basketball Player Wes Myers Breaks Teammate's Jaw in Locker Room Fight

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 24, 2017

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On Wednesday, Larry Mahoney of the Bangor Daily News reported five University of Maine men's basketball players were recently suspended following a Feb. 14 altercation in the locker room that saw guard Wes Myers break forward Marko Pirovic's jaw with a punch.

Mahoney cited a police report.

Pirovic, who is a senior, will have his jaw wired shut for six to eight weeks following his surgery, per Mahoney.

Mahoney noted the fight started when Pirovic didn't turn off music when Myers asked him to. Following the injury, Jaquan McKennon, Ilija Stojiljkovic and Dusan Majstorovic all told trainer Ryan Taylor that Pirovic slipped in the shower, which led to their suspensions.

All are now back with the team, but Myers is still indefinitely out even though he eventually told head coach Bob Walsh the truth about the incident, revealing the shower story was a coverup.

Aaron Jackson of 92.9 The Ticket in Bangor, Maine, also reported the story and provided a statement from the University of Maine regarding the suspensions:

Aaron Jackson @AaronRJackson

Updated UMaine statement regarding Men's bball suspensions. 3 of 5 players involved have been reinstated. #mesports #aebball https://t.co/rvJFz6eHe1

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"At this point, I want this all to be over with and I'm not looking to pursue this case in any way," Pirovic said in a statement to police.

Myers leads the team in scoring with 16.9 points per game, and Maine is 0-2 without him following the punch, losing by a combined 31 points.

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