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Boston University Officially Announces Suspension to Nick Roberto

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Boston University junior forward Nick Roberto has not dressed in a game for Boston University yet this season, sitting out with what was called a "coach's decision"(Brandon Fortunato's one-game suspension also mentioned was for a separate incident). Today, in the wake of increasingly outlandish rumors, the school confirmed that Roberto has been suspended, and will be suspended for the remainder of this season, for gambling on sports. The school denied rumors that Roberto's illegal gambling involved either college or professional hockey.

The College Hockey News report suggests a connection between Roberto's suspension and the break-up of a Boston-area sport gambling ring, which resulted in the indictment of 33 people, including former Boston College/UMass hockey player Keith O'Connell. Though federal investigation of that case was rumored to still be going on as recent as last week, there has been no indication of any further criminal charges for Roberto, or any other players that might have participated in the illegal gambling.