3 Kent St. athletes face disorderly conduct counts

Three Kent State University basketball players are among five

people charged in a parking lot fight at an off-campus apartment

complex in September.

Teammates Eric Gaines, Robert Johnson and Darius Leonard were

charged Nov. 8 each with one count of disorderly conduct.

Arraignments are scheduled for Dec. 2.

Gaines is a guard from Chicago. Johnson is a forward from

Cleveland. Leonard is a forward from Raleigh, N.C.

University athletics department spokesman Alan Ashby says the

players were suspended from the first two season competitions, a

scrimmage and an exhibition.

Ashby said Wednesday the players wouldn’t be available for


The players don’t have listed telephone numbers in the Kent,

Ohio, area.