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SLU Baseball Player Suspended, Accused Of Multiple Sexual Assaults

The university says there are two credible accusation of sexual assault against SLU's All-Conference senior outfielder.

May 31, 2018 - 8:44 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A member of the Saint Louis University baseball team was suspended from the team this week, after allegations that he sexually assaulted multiple female students. The Billikens are set to begin postseason play in the NCAA Regionals at Ole Miss, Friday. 

A letter was obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, from the SLU Office of Student Responsibility & Community Standards recommending that senior Parker Sniatynski (who is still listed on the team's online roster) be expelled. The letter says an investigation leads them to believe Sniatynski "knew or should have known" the female was "incapacitated" when he engaged in "sexual contact" without the victim’s consent, after a night of drinking on January 12. 

The university says there was a second credible accusation of sexual assault against Sniatynski on another female student, saying he had sex with her when she was drunk and incapacitated one night in September 2017, reports the Post-Dispatch.

The victims were not identified by name.

Sniatynski was one of SLU's top players this year and was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference team. 

This follows similar allegations in SLU's athletics department from September of 2017, when three women reported they were sexually assaulted by four SLU men's basketball players.

Three Billikens basketball players were suspended, and a fourth was expelled. One of the players, guard Jordan Goodwin, will be allowed to re-enroll in classes this summer and return to the basketball team.