The London Lightning says two players charged with assaulting a police officer over the weekend have been suspended indefinitely by the team and by the National Basketball League of Canada.
In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, the Lightning organization said forward Taylor Black and guard Marcus Capers would be “suspended indefinitely … pending police charges being withdrawn or resolved.”
The two team members were each charged with assaulting a peace officer, with Black facing an additional charge of resist arrest, following an incident early Saturday morning at a Richmond Street restaurant.
“Acts of violence are unacceptable and inconsistent with the core principles of the London Lightning and the National Basketball League of Canada,” said the London Lightning statement.
Police say they were called to Joe Kool’s Restaurant around 1:45 a.m. for a report of a male refusing to leave the establishment.
Details about what transpired remain murky, but police say Black and Capers were taken into custody after a female officer at the scene was allegedly assaulted and suffered a minor injury.
It’s unclear whether the incident was connected to the initial police call.
Black and Capers are among the 13 players on the team’s 2016-17 training camp roster.