SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Chase Scanlan, an alumni of various Six Nations lacrosse franchises, was served an indefinite suspension from Syracuse University’s Mens Field Lacrosse Team as a result of what Syracuse University’s Department of Public Safety labeled “a domestic incident a day before he was suspended by the team, according to law enforcement sources and people familiar with the case.”
But Scanlan was reinstated to the program last Monday, according to a Syracuse Athletics spokesperson. Syracuse lacrosse players, teammates, were prepared to walk out of practice if Scanlan had arrived to participate, according to various sources.
Although Scanlan was not charged with a crime by DPS, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick informed Syracuse.com that his office and City of Syracuse Police had joined the investigation, and will be meeting with the an unnamed woman involved.
The call involving Scanlan was “characterized in Syracuse University Department of Public Safety crime logs as a domestic incident that took place at 11:34 p.m. ET, April 17 on SU’s South Campus”. That was the night of SU’s 21-9 loss to North Carolina.
Scanlan was previously suspended indefinitely from the lacrosse program, according to a report from Inside Lacrosse, as a result of the incident after the Orange’s 21-9 loss against North Carolina. Men’s lacrosse coach John Desko lifted the suspension on Monday and said it had been instituted for “violating team rules and expectations.”
Syracuse.com reported that Scanlan has denied any wrongdoing through his high school coach.
Scanlan leads Syracuse with 24 goals on the season despite missing the last game. He is third on the team in points with 33. He is also fourth on the team in shooting percentage, second in shots on goal percentage among players who have attempted more than one shot, and fourth in ground balls.
Syracuse is currently 6-4 after a 13-11 win over Virginia this past Saturday. There are two games remaining on the season after the Orange added a game against Robert Morris on May 7th. The Orange lost 18-11 to the Irish in the Dome earlier this season. Orange lost to Notre Dame on Saturday 22-8.