Robert Mitchell, a Seton Hall forward, was arrested Tuesday, the latest in a string of bad news for school's basketball program. Pete Thamel and Michael Schmidt of the New York Times report that Mitchell is charged with "kidnapping, robbery, burglary and possession of a weapon." Stunningly, the Seton Hall Pirate and an unknown accomplice are accused of "duct-taping eight people and stealing cash and personal items." Read the Times report for more details.
The arrest punctuates a dramatic week for Seton Hall. Last night, the team was eliminated from the National Invitation Tournament. Early in the game the team's leading rebounder was ejected for punching an opponent in the groin. Today, the school fired its controversial basketball coach, who had been sharply criticized in many circles.