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Trivino Back in Court

Former hockey star’s case continued to March


Former BU hockey star Corey Trivino returned briefly to Brighton District Court on Wednesday, where the case charging him with indecent assault and battery and breaking and entering was continued until March 22. Trivino pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Trivino, who was flanked in court by his parents, was arrested on the night of December 11 for allegedly entering the room of a female student in a BU residence hall several times and kissing and groping her against her will.

Suffolk County assistant district attorney Lawrence Bates requested more time to prepare his case against Trivino (MET’12), who stood silently while his attorney, Conrad Bletzer, spoke with Judge David Donnelly for less than a minute.

Before his December arrest, Trivino was the lead scorer in Hockey East and had been drafted by the New York Islanders. The NHL team released a statement immediately following Trivino’s arrest: “We know of the allegations against Corey, but at this time we do not know every piece of information. Until then, we’ll have no further comment.”

Trivino is not enrolled this semester, according to BU spokesperson Colin Riley, and faces disciplinary action up to expulsion from the University. The Toronto native is currently free on bail and is in Canada with his family.

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14 Comments on Trivino Back in Court

  • Overlord of the Freshmen on 01.20.2012 at 11:10 am

    LOL the islanders still want him!

    • Kas on 01.20.2012 at 1:34 pm

      A this point they’ll take anyone.

      • Katie on 01.20.2012 at 7:09 pm


  • Annie Sullivan on 01.20.2012 at 11:45 am

    When this country can get over their fascination for athletes and Hollywood magnates, then maybe, just maybe teams and the entertainment industry can be more responsible who they choose to represent these crafts. But our culture idolizes and fantasizes these icons and they fill pockets. Everything’s driven by the almighty dollar. What happened to morals and scruples? He is innocent until proven guilty. Granted. That said, it will be very interesting to see if the Islanders sign him if proven guilty. He sounds like he can make a lot of money for a lot of people. Long Island should be so proud.

  • Jesse on 01.20.2012 at 2:34 pm

    I am shocked that BU would post this on BU today.
    While this student/athlete’s actions were innappropriate and legal action is absolutely appropriate, it is wildely unacceptable to post this article. HOw does it look to future students, current students, parents, supporters of BU?
    It is embarrasing as an alum that BU would post such an article about a student. If people are interested in his court matters, I am sure this information is available in the Boston Globe or some other form of communication. However, to put an article here is just not tastseful. It indicates to students and future students that your school will turn its back on you when the going gets hard. I hope in the future, BU today posts more articles that celebtrate the wonderful, amazing accomplishments of its students and alums.

    • Ethan on 01.20.2012 at 2:42 pm

      Agreed. Not that I’m on Trivino’s side, but totally tasteless by BU..

    • Jen on 01.21.2012 at 8:03 am

      I, for one, think it’s commendable that BU Today did this article. It’s a newsworthy event; they aren’t sweeping it under the table, and I have more faith that I can take BU Today and its stories fairly seriously. Basically, it gives me confidence that it’s not a total PR shill for the university, posting hyped-up stories about how glorious BU is. As an alum, I want to know what’s happening, both good and bad. Perhaps I’m not so blindly enamored with my alma mater — while some BU affiliates have amazing accomplishments, many others do not. BU Today should continue to post straightforward, reliable information about the state of the university. (I’d love to hear about employment data for the Class of 2012 in April, because I know way too many BU alums who, three or four years out, are still waitressing/working at a bookstore/looking for work.)

      At any rate, kudos to BU Today and keep up the fairly comprehensive reporting!

    • A on 01.21.2012 at 8:41 am

      The 109 comments posted following the original article from 12-13-2011 prove otherwise. Check out those comments. You are in the minority. Bravo BU Today for running this.

    • BU Parent on 01.25.2012 at 2:00 pm

      @Jessee- Are you serious? BU Today constantly has articles on the amazing accomplishments of students and alums (and faculty too). Do you propose BU Today become a “feel good” newsletter? As a parent I want to know the good and the bad that happens in the BU community…as it does in any community. And, from what I read, BU did not “turn their back” in this case. He had several chances to reach out for help and resources which BU makes available to all students but didn’t take the opportunity nor did he take the warnings from the coach seriously. I’m proud my student goes to an institution that holds everyone to high standards, helps those having difficulty, and holds students responsible when they repeatedly fail. Big contrast to what I understand about Penn State.

  • Annie Sullivan on 01.20.2012 at 8:05 pm

    Tasteless??? Really? Hmmmm……Turned their back??? On whom?  BU took a courageous stand on the alleged charges in favor OF OUR student community and it’s sustained by this article’s dialogue.  Sweeping the bad and ugly under the carpet only to show off the good is doing a grave disservice to what makes BU universal.  Powder puffing is insulting and chokes the soul.  Bravo BU Today for putting it out there “in our face” forcing us to look at ourselves in the mirror and take a moral check.  
    BTW…BU does “celebtrate the wonderful, amazing accomplishments of its students and alums.” 
    It’s refreshing to know they recognize that they aren’t infallible. 

  • AC on 01.20.2012 at 8:13 pm

    I think its completely fine that this article is out there. We are reaching out to the BU community about the good and bad times of BU. I feel this is a good article showing how just the BU judicial system is and that we actually care about the community.It doesn’t matter whether its a regular student or a student athlete out to become a star pro player. We treat everyone at the same level.

  • Ash on 01.23.2012 at 1:55 pm

    This needs to be discussed to further discourage other men who think they are entitled to molest or harass other women just because they think they can get away with it. It sends a safe message around campus, and for that I support the posting of this article.

  • Dar on 02.02.2012 at 9:33 pm

    To “Ash” 01.23.2012

    Corey has not been convicted but apparently it is acceptable to assume he is guilty? The entire stance of BU indicates a judgement of “guilt” before the real lawyers and judges have even worked this out.

    Glad I live here in Canada and NOT there!

    • Irer on 02.24.2012 at 11:40 am

      You mean the Canada where some of Graham James’ victims are still waiting for justice? Stay happy you ignoramus.

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