Two Millersville University football players, including a district attorney's son, were expelled following an assault in Shippensburg, according to the Carlisle Sentinel.
Millersville University officials said told the newspaper Connor Marsico, 18, of Harrisburg, and Kenneth Brown, 18, of Ardmore, were both notified of their expulsion by Feb. 12.
The expulsions followed an incident on February 1 in which a 21-year-old man was robbed and assaulted in Shippensburg. Court documents say the man was approached by Brown and Marsico just before 1:30 a.m., and after asking for directions, Brown punched him in the face. After being struck several more times, the man discovered his phone, debit card, university ID, gift cards and cash had been stolen, court documents said.
A passing motorist contacted police to tell them about a group of young people in a silver BMW looking for directions “without passing the Bard Apartments,” which the caller found strange enough to write down the license plate number, court documents said. Police later pulled over the vehicle and found the stolen items, documents say.
Marsico is the son of Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico.
Marsico and Brown were scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Charles Clement Jr. on Feb. 10, but that was continued to 10 a.m. March 12 in front of Magisterial District Judge H. Anthony Adams.