DISGRACE: Winston-Salem State University quarterback Rudy Johnson was beaten by members of the Virginia State University football team during a bathroom fight. Charges have been filed against a VSU player, Lamont Daniel Britt, for the brawl. The CIAA championship game set for Saturday in Winston-Salem has been canceled.
Rudy Johnson, the starting quarterback for the Rams, was “viciously beaten” by members of the Virginia State team, Winston-Salem State Chancellor Donald Reaves said in a statement. He said one Virginia State player admitted his role in the beating.
School spokeswoman Nancy Young identified the suspect as 22-year-old Lamont Daniel Britt. A Forsyth County jail official says Britt, a running back from Portsmouth, Va., was being held there Friday night on a charge of misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.
“There is no excuse for the behavior of the Virginia State players,” Reaves said.
Young said Johnson was assaulted in the bathroom at the Anderson Conference Center on the Winston-Salem campus during the luncheon. Source: NY Daily News
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