Maine Player Breaks Teammate’s Jaw Because He Wouldn’t Stop Playing His Trash Music in Locker Room

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Late last week following a fight in the locker room over music, which left one player with a broken jaw, Maine suspended five players for trying to lie about the incident as well as the guy who assaulted the teammate.

The incident just so happened to take place on Valentine’s Day.

Maine senior guard Marko Pirovic was rocking out to his own personal playlist and the music must’ve been real bad, because it annoyed junior guard Wes Myers so badly that he broke his jaw to in an effort to make the music stop.

Deadspin has the details:

“On the night of Feb. 14, an officer from the University of Maine campus police department paid a visit to the basketball team’s locker room after an ambulance was called in to pick up a player with a broken jaw. Senior guard Marko Pirovic was taken to the hospital, where he received surgery for two bilateral fractures in his jaw, according to police records. His jaw then had to be wired shut for six to eight weeks.

Word then reached the police, via an assistant trainer, that junior guard Wes Myers had told head coach Bob Walsh that Pirovic hadn’t slipped in the shower. In fact, he and Pirovic had gotten into a fight and Myers punched him.

Basketball staff and players later told police that the fight started after Myers told Pirovic to turn off his music in the locker room. Pirovic refused, and Myers tried to forcibly turn it off. At that point, the police report said, the two players started fighting and Myers broke Pirovic’s jaw with one punch”

The fight abruptly stopped when they realized that Pirovic was hurt and together Myers, Pirovic, and a few teammates cooked up the story that Pirovic had fallen in the shower to avoid getting in trouble. Pirovic didn’t want to press charges, and in a written statement given to police he said that both players were at fault for an argument that got out of hand.

“At this point, I want this all to be over with and I’m not looking to pursue this case in any way,” Pirovic is quoted as saying in the police report.

To make matters worse, the team is a putrid 6-24 on the season.

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