The University at Albany announced today head football coach Greg Gattuso has immediately suspended sophomore wide receiver Josh Gontarek following his on-campus arrest by university police on Monday for unlawful possession of marijuana and evidence tampering.
“Josh Gontarek has been suspended indefinitely due to his arrest and alleged violation of NY State law and University at Albany athletic department and student conduct policies,” Gattuso said in a news release.
“We will continue to monitor and respect the legal process and take further action as warranted,” athletic director Mark Benson said.
Gontarek was the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Rookie of the Year last season. He is second on the team with 16 receptions for 181 yards and two touchdowns this season.
Gontarek is the second UAlbany player to be arrested in the past year. Wide receiver Jordan Crockett of Fort Washington, Md. was charged last November with threatening to blow up the school on the social media app Yik Yak.
Crockett was suspended from the team. He is back with the Great Danes and has made three catches this season.