BIG FORKS, Nré (AP) – The University of North Dakota said on Friday that Arizona Coyotes top pick Mitchell Miller was no longer a member of the NHL hockey team. ‘school

University President Andrew Armacost’s announcement came a day after the Coyotes relinquished their rights to the 2020 fourth-round pick after learning more about bullying a black classmate with an intellectual disability four years ago

In a letter posted on Twitter, Armacost said: “We expect our students to live by our values ​​in the classroom, in the community and when they represent the University on the playing field. After much thought and discussion with Mitchell, the Miller family, our athletic director, Bill Chaves, and coach Brad Berry, I decided that the best course of action for Mitchell and the University was that he is no longer a member of the UND Men’s Hockey Program Mitchell can remain a student at UND and we will continue to support his future intellectual and interpersonal growth “

The Arizona Coyotes parted ways with Miller after receiving criticism for selecting him in the fourth round earlier this month despite his assault conviction in 2016 Arizona has admitted he was aware of the incident when he selected Miller 111th overall, but President and CEO Xavier Gutierrez said he waived his rights to Miller after learning more about the incident and its impact on the victim, Isaiah Meyer-Crothers

Miller pleaded guilty at the age of 14 to one count of assault and one count of violating the Safe Schools Act He and another teenager have been charged with pushing Isaiah Meyer- Crothers, 14, eating candy after wiping it down in a bathroom urinal, and surveillance footage showed them kicking and punching him

Meyer-Crothers told the Arizona Republic earlier in October he was stunned and saddened to learn that the Coyotes drafted Miller, who he said taunted him with racist language and had hit him repeatedly while growing up in a suburb of Toledo

Miller sent letter to 31 NHL teams acknowledging what had happened and apologizing for his behavior Meyer-Crothers mother Joni said Miller never personally apologized to her ‘Isaiah or his family except for a court-ordered letter

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