NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Police Department has announced that the case against a college head coach that made headlines in October has officially been dismissed.
Jared Grasso, the 43-year-old men’s head basketball coach at Bryant University, was accused of a misdemeanor charge of failure to stop following an incident on Sunday, Oct. 1, when he had allegedly fled the scene of a crash on Route 146.
Police later released body camera footage from an officer’s visit to Grasso’s North Smithfield home documenting strange and erratic behavior during questioning.
According to a release, the town of North Smithfield filed for dismissal of the case on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
“Mr. Grasso’s insurance carrier accepted all liability in this matter; therefore, the case was dismissed,” the release noted.
Bryant had previously placed Grasso on a leave of absence in late September.