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VSU Football Player Arrested for Assault of Opposing Quarterback
Lamont Britt (Courtesy: Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center)
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WRIC) - According to the Winston-Salem Journal, a Virginia State University student has been arrested after a fight that injured a Winston-Salem State University quarterback on Friday.
Lamont Darnell Britt, 22, a junior running back from Portsmouth City, Va., was arrested by WSSU campus police and charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury. Britt is being held in the Forsyth
County Law Enforcement Detention Center with bond set at $7,500.
Five Virginia State University football players allegedly beat up starting quarterback Rudy Johnson in the bathroom at the CIAA football banquet at WSSU. They were set to play against each other on Saturday in the CIAA Championship game; the game was cancelled after the alleged fight.
CIAA Commissioner Jacqie Carpenter issued the following statement that says in part:
"On the eve of such an important weekend for dozens of our student-athletes, many of whom have waited a lifetime for such a moment, we are left to focus instead on what might have been.
We did not make this decision lightly, as its impact is far and wide—affecting our student-athletes, alumni, fans, sponsors and more. But the CIAA has long had policies to encourage responsible behavior, and must consider what is necessary to assure days like today are not repeated, ever."
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