Missing cell phone spurs investigation

GW’s Athletic Department is investigating circumstances behind a missing cellular phone that was returned by GW transfer student Attila Cosby last week, Athletic Director Jack Kvancz said.

Mary Jo Warner, senior associate athletic director, said Cosby came to her office either last Monday or Tuesday and handed her a cellular phone.

He said, `This is (sophomore cross-country runner Mackenzie Jesson’s) phone. Would you give it to her?’ Warner said.

Warner said she believes Jesson left her cellular phone in a classroom.

Whether or not it was stolen, I cannot say, Warner said.

Jesson said she believes she left the cellular phone in Stuart Hall. She said she called the University Police Department and reported it missing, but once it was returned to her, she called UPD back and said it was returned.

Jesson would not comment further on the incident.

We don’t know if it was stolen, Kvancz said. Clearly Attila had the phone.

Kvancz said he met with Jesson early Monday afternoon and will speak with Cosby Tuesday.

We’re trying to finish up the investigation, Kvancz said.

Cosby transferred to GW from the University of New Mexico in January. He previously attended the University of Pittsburgh.

Cosby will join GW’s basketball team in January if he is eligible under University and NCAA regulations, head coach Tom Penders said.

Cosby was acquitted of charges of sexual abuse in July after a 46-year-old woman alleged he assaulted her in his Gutheridge Hall room.

Cosby could not be reached for comment.

-Sarah Lechner

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