Facing felony, starting UConn TE Sean McQuillan no longer a Huskie


Following a couple of months of legal uncertainty, Sean McQuillan has seen his time in Storrs officially come to an end.

At a football camp for women Friday, head coach Bob Diaco, the Hartford Courant is reporting, confirmed that McQuillan is no longer a part of his UConn football program. “Sean will be a graduate of the university and move on,” the coach stated.

“Absolutely disappointed,” Diaco said of the departure of a player who would’ve been a team captain in 2015. “I wish him well and he will do well.

McQuillan’s moving on stems from an incident that took place nearly two months ago.

The tight end was arrested in mid-April and charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct following a fight with his roommate at their off-campus apartment complex. The alleged victim sustained “significant facial injuries” as a result of the alleged attack,  the police report stated.

That case, and the attached felony charge, is pending, with the next step in the judicial process scheduled for July. As McQuillan has already graduated from UConn, he’s be eligible to play immediately in 2015 if he moved on to another FBS program — provided there wasn’t a felony hanging over his head, of course.

McQuillan has served as the Huskies’ primary tight end the past two seasons, starting 19 of the 20 games in which he played in 2013 and 2014. His 16 receptions and 158 receiving yards in the latter season were second on the team.