Five members of the California University of Pennsylvania football team were arrested and charged with assault because they allegedly beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant last night as he attempted to defuse a problem with the group of student athletes and his girlfriend. As of late Friday (October31, 2014)…The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “…The assault followed an exchange of words a man and his girlfriend had with the football players outside Spuds restaurant in California, Pa., according to criminal complaints filed with Brownsville District Judge Joshua Kanalis.
As a result of the students actions this weekends Division II game against Gannon has been forfeited plus, all 5 of the students involved were suspended ,(Jonathan Barlow, 21, a sophomore defensive lineman; D’Andre Dunkley, 19, a redshirt freshman tight end; Corey Ford, 22, a senior defensive back; Rodney Gillin Jr., 20, a junior defensive back; and James Williamson, 20, a junior defensive back).
In a statement released the interim University President Geraldine M. Jones said “…California University does not tolerate violent behavior, and the five student-athletes charged in connection with this incident will face University sanctions, along with any penalties imposed by law…” Click here to read more from source>>>The Washington Post.