Freshman Swilling leaves Saint Joseph's

Posted: February 21, 2011

Freshman Patrick Swilling Jr. is no longer enrolled at Saint Joseph's.

Shortly before Wednesday's game against Xavier, the school issued a release that said Swilling was out, "due to a violation of the university's student code of conduct."

A university source said Swilling was involved in the possession of a laptop that had been returned to its true owner.

Junior Todd O'Brien also did not play against Xavier. The same release said O'Brien was out, "due to a failure to comply with the university's community standards."

The original release also said, "The university will conduct a judicial process to determine the future status of both student athletes."

That process is no longer relevant in Swilling's case, as he is not enrolled.

O'Brien was apparently peripherally involved with the laptop situation and after the fact. He did not play yesterday against Temple, but it is expected that his part in the university process will end today and he will be back practicing with the team shortly, maybe even today.

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