A trio of Rider University student-athletes are off campus after attending an out-of-state party and failing to quarantine upon returning home.
According to The Rider News, the university in Lawrenceville, N.J. has removed three athletes from on-campus housing in an interim move. The athletes reportedly attended a party at Ohio State University on the weekend of Oct. 25, then returned to Rider and went about their business.
New Jersey’s COVID-19 regulations currently require individuals who travel to Ohio to quarantine for 14 days upon returning home.
The Rider News wrote that the athletes were reported to Public Safety on Oct. 29, moved to on-campus quarantine housing and removed from university housing on Oct. 30.
“This is a bigger issue than athletics,” athletic director Don Harnum said, according to The Rider News, as the university is working through the disciplinary process. “Let them figure [it] out … they might be expelled. I don’t know.”
There have been71 Rider students disciplined for COVID-19 violations as of Nov. 2, according to Rider director of the office of community standards Keith Kemo.