September 23, 2017

ESU football player convicted of burglary, assault


STROUDSBURG – An at East Stroudsburg University student, originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, was found guilty of burglary a felony, simple assault, a misdemeanor and, harassment stemming from a string of events at local bars.

On February 10, 2017, after causing a commotion at a college party, Marquis Brownlee and two other individuals were kicked out of 145 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg.  Once evicted from the party, Brownlee continued his evening at Marita’s a local bar where Brownlee again got into a confrontation with two of the college students who resided at 145 Prospect Street.  During this confrontation, Brownlee stated “you want to die tonight.”  The two then left the bar and did not see Brownlee or his friend for the rest of the evening.  Brownlee and his friend went to another local bar, Jock and Jill’s, where they continued their drinking until close to 2 am. 

Brownlee and his friend went back to 145 Prospect Street, entered the house, and assaulted the same person he had confronted earlier

Shortly after Brownlee left, he posted two snap chats and three snap chat videos on his “story” bragging, boasting and laughing about the assault. 

As a result of the charges and the incident, Brownlee was removed from the ESU Football team and was placed on Deferred Suspension until August 2018 at East Stroudsburg University. 

Upon the conviction, Brownlee’s bail was changed from $5,000 to $100,000.  Sentencing is scheduled for December 12.

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