[Nameplate] Partly Cloudy ~ 45°F  
High: 59°F ~ Low: 33°F
Monday, Mar. 30, 2015

Ex-Carmel player not at DePauw this year

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- A former Carmel High School student accused of attacking younger players will not be enrolling at DePauw this month.

Robert Kitzinger, 19, will not be among the 621 freshmen converging on campus for when orientation begins on Aug. 21.

"After careful consideration, DePauw University has decided to indefinitely defer the enrollment of Robert Kitzinger, who was admitted as a member of the Class of 2014," a statement from the school read.

Kitzinger, along with former Carmel basketball teammates Oscar Falodun and Brandon Hoge, is charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and criminal recklessness. Teammate Scott Laskowski also faces the charge of misdemeanor criminal recklessness.

"This decision in no way reflects any determination on the University's part as to Mr. Kitzinger's innocence or guilt. The allegations he has been facing since spring remain unresolved," the statement continued. "With incoming students due to report on Aug. 21, the University has determined that it is in the best interests of all admitted students, including Mr. Kitzinger, that his enrollment be deferred.

"If, when the criminal and civil cases have been fully resolved, Mr. Kitzinger and his family wish for us to reconsider his enrollment at DePauw, the University will consider that request."

Kitzinger's father Kirk Kitzinger was a four-time basketball letterman for the Tigers between 1977 and 1980.


Comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on bannergraphic.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

WOW! Another example of how poor decisions can ruin things for a lot of people. Young people ... pay attention to this.

-- Posted by cvilleguy on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 7:53 AM

Way to go Depauw.

Guess his family money didn't get him in or hush it up! Cool

-- Posted by mal on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 1:33 PM


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration. If you already have an account on this site, enter your username and password below. Otherwise, click here to register.

Username:

Password:  (Forgot your password?)

Your comments:
Please be respectful of others and try to stay on topic.