Update: BC issues summary suspension against arrested athlete
Punter was charged with kidnapping and domestic abuse
Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
A Boston College football player was arrested last Sunday morning on charges of kidnapping and domestic assault.
The BC Police Department arrested the punter, Jeff Gomulinski, A&S '06, at 6:56 a.m. He was arraigned in Brighton District Court on Monday, where he pled not guilty and was released on $250 bail. Following the arraignment, the University placed Gomulinski on summary suspension.
According to a Fox25 News report, the alleged victim was an 18-year-old BC freshman. She said that she had been held against her will in Gomulinski's room for two to three hours and was able to get away to her car at 6:30. Gomulinski was arrested outside the woman's car. BCPD Chief Robert Morse said that Gomulinski has a pretrial hearing on May 4.
"He poses no threat to the University," said Morse. He was unable to comment further due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.
The University has already taken disciplinary action against Gomulinski. "Boston College issued a summary suspension pending the outcome of the court proceedings," said University spokesperson Jack Dunn. A summary suspension prevents Gomulinski from entering his dorm, attending classes, or coming on campus.
"Coach Tom O'Brien has suspended the student athlete indefinitely from the football team," Dunn continued.
"This alleged conduct is atypical of our student athletes," said Dunn. "But Boston College has zero tolerance for this alleged behavior and thus has taken these steps, which we feel are in the best interests of the University community."