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Henrietta Post
  • Ashton Broyld, R-H athlete, backs out of plea deal

  • Ashton Broyld, a Rush-Henrietta athlete accused of public lewdness, backed out of a plea deal arranged by his attorney, J.B. Afoh-Manin.

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  • Ashton Broyld, a Rush-Henrietta athlete accused of public lewdness, backed out of a plea deal arranged by his attorney, J.B. Afoh-Manin.
    Broyld, a star quarterback and basketball player at the school, was charged with public lewdness after a playoff basketball game in March.
    Last month, he and his attorney rejected a plea deal that would have brought the charge to exposure. Today, his attorney, Afoh-Manin, said Broyld had accepted a plea deal to bring to charge to disorderly conduct, a violation. Broyld would have served 80 hours of community service and pay a fine for his behavior.
    However, in court this afternoon, Broyld backed out of the plea at the last minute today. The district attorney in court has asked Broyld to admit and disclose the details of the evening. Judge Theresa Johnson has adjourned the case until the end of the month, in order to allow Broyld, his attorney and the district attorney's office to get on the same page.
    Following Rush-Henrietta's Western Regional game against Irondequoit March 9 — a game Broyld's team lost, 68-57 — Broyld allegedly kicked over a water cooler after being fouled-out of the game, then "dropped his pants in full view of the crowd and yelled at people in the stands" after the game, according to an investigator at the Rochester Police Department. One of Broyld's five fouls was a technical.
    Broyld has committed to Syracuse University to play football on a full scholarship. He was named the New York state Class AA Player of the Year after guiding the Royal Comets to its first state title and a perfect 13-0 record last fall. He has since apologized for the incident.
    "He wants to move on and start his career at Syraucse University," Afoh-Manin said in a statement given to press before Broyld's court appearances. "He wants to close this chapter and move on. He's apologetic for the negative attention to him, his family, his school and is committed to changing his life for the better."
    Afoh-Manin says he has been in contact with Syracuse football head coach Doug Marone, who has assured Afoh-Manin that Broyld's behavior has not affected his football scholarship or his ability to compete for starting quarterback.
     

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