Cochrane talked to Levingston and has a few, but not many, new details on the Crookshank unpleasantness. Including this tidbit on how the suspension was arrived at:
“The initial decision was he’s suspended for the year and we’re sending him home,” said Rainmen owner Andre Levingston. “In the middle of the night, probably like 3:30 or 4 o’clock in the morning, I literally woke up, sat up in bed and (said): ‘I’m not sending his ass home. This is going to be a teachable moment for him.’ Because I knew if I sent him home he wouldn’t learn from it. So I’m not going to let him run from it.”
Levingston also says that it was not criminal or having to do with the public:
Confusion about this matter is caused by the Rainmen’s reluctance to release details on what type of bad behaviour got Crookshank suspended. That’s within their rights. Yet not doing so escalates speculation and delays closure on the matter. What Levingston will say is that the offence was an internal team matter and had nothing to do with the public or the law. He said that if it had been “something of that nature,” Crookshank wouldn’t still be associated with the team.
Which means that a physical altercation with Lewis remains the obvious explanation (I have no evidence of that, but it continues to be the only real way to explain this whole thing) but unless the Rainmen come out and make it public, and there is no indication that they will, we may never know.