Ex-Football Player's Hearing Postponed Until October

Andrew Monaghan was charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly interfering with a police officer's investigation of a noise complaint at a party.

A municipal court hearing for a former Wayne Hills High School football player charged with disorderly conduct has been postponed until next month.

Andrew Monaghan was scheduled to appear in municipal court Tuesday but the hearing has been postponed until Oct. 9, said municipal court administrator Lori Ellicott.

The hearing was already postponed once before. Monaghan also waived his first court appearance in July.

The disorderly conduct charge stems from an incident at a party in July.

Monaghan reportedly interfered with a police officer that was investigating a noise complaint at the party. The officer was trying to interview an individual at the residence when Monagahn allegedly encouraged the person not to give the officer his name and urged him to shut the door on the officer.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Monaghan is one of the nine Hills football players charged with two counts of aggravated assault stemming from an incident at a party last October. He was the only adult at the time the charges were filed in November.

If convicted of the disorderly conduct charge, Monaghan may also have to go to trial on the aggravated assault charges. He was accepted into a pretrial intervention program in February.

If he is found guilty of disorderly conduct, Monaghan’s status in a special probation program he entered to avoid a trial on the assault charges could be jeopardized.

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Nancy Pantolones September 27, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Shhhhh ... wrong school for bad headlines, coaches without ethicals standards when faced with an opportunity to win, a crony district AD using up taxpayer funded vacation days on his taxpayer funded pension and pay. Perhaps the principal who took it upon himself to not only attend the BOW meeting but write a opinion piece ridiculing others did't see the hypocrisy in suspending a player, bring him back for the big game, and then suspending him again. Good for Olsen. Why would he lower himself to comment. He got fired for less. 20 percent rule my but. Suspended means suspended. Not out until we think we need him. HYPOCRITES! Almost as bad as the Depaul president issuing a statement telling us sports should be a god after the recruit they enticed from Bloomfield decided to leave and go to a contending program in the middle of the season. Guess the recruits that stayed are the ones that take education seriously. Again, HYPOCRITE No story on either tidbit of news.
Nancy Pantolones September 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM
sorry sports should NOT be a god
Jack S September 28, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Should we assume the Code of Conduct will b re-written to include the word "consecutive"? Can't wait to see how the BOE public relation firm spins this.
Chicken Little September 28, 2012 at 02:11 PM
@Nancy Amen, sister! Particularly with regard to your comment, "No story on either tidbit of news." (And, yes, good for Olsen not commenting. No reason he should.)
paul r September 28, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Wow, could you imagine the comments in here if this would have happpened at Hills??
paul r September 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM
I nose all to well, nose!
Kit Rogers September 29, 2012 at 01:44 PM
come together, you should act more like your screen name,,,,,,,, no comment is really what police chief should have said when interviewed last october,,,,,,,and you are right ,,,,no one has all the facts about either incident,,,,,,including you ,,,to indicate that a particular incident was enjoyed,,,,is disturbing ...if you want to 'come together' then you may want to proofread your comments prior to posting them
C6 September 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM
People should stop associating a great school with an unfortunate situation that occurred over a year ago. The kid doesn't even attend hs anymore-lets focus on the great kids that attend Hills vs. the few that made mistakes along the way.
Al Scala September 30, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Nancy...Mielo was called for comment. He's in Paris. Does he get vacation days?
Al Scala September 30, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Just read a copy of Mielo's contract. He gets 20 vacation days. Isn't that the equivalent to 4 weeks? First year on the, job here in Wayne and we give him the equivalent of 4 weeks?
Frank Gallagher October 01, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Wow Nancy Pants is right on the money...more comments have been deleted on this topic than are now available to read. This has the appearance of a cover-up. Here is the link http://www.northjersey.com/sports/171462011_H_S__football__Suspension_rule_raises_eyebrows_raises_eyebrows.html "Wayne schools athletic director Mike Miello was in Paris on Wednesday and could not be reached for comment." What the heck is our athletic director doing in Europe during a school week? His services can't be essential if he can vacation in September. "Wayne schools officials, including Wayne superintendent Raymond A. Gonzalez, declined to offer an interpretation of the policy that might’ve clarified how the player in question’s suspension skipped Week 2." Well then somebody needs to press the issue, request or demand an explanation. It was written here earlier in the week, that the suspended player has a parent on the Board of Education. Well that would certainly raise eyebrows. "Donald Pavlak Jr., the Wayne Board of Education president, could not be reached for comment Wednesday." Try to reach the other Donald on the Board, maybe he would like to comment.


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