Fairfield senior Jonathan Han, one of the conference's better point guards and a first-team preseason all-MAAC selection, is finished as a Stag.
The school issued a release earlier this week that indicated that Han decided to leave the program for personal reasons and will not play the remainder of the season.
However, a variety of reports indicate that Han might have been able to return to the program were he willing to "smooth things out" with Stags' coach Ed Cooley, related to Han's recent suspension for violating team rules.
Reports indicated that Han had a post-game shouting match with an assistant coach after a recent game that brought about the suspension. But the the blowup was just the latest in difficulties Cooley had with Han, according to a report.
Instead, a Monday meeting between Han and Cooley did not bring a resolution to the simmering situation, and, according to one report, Han given an option of how he wanted to be dismissed from the program.
Han winds up with 1,072 career points and 526 career assists. The assist total is third-best all time at Fairfield.