Title Game Canceled After QB Beating
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Affiliation has declared Virginia State ineligible for the NCAA Division II playoffs after Winston-Salem State’s quarterback was beaten during a bathroom combat between players from the colleges.
The CIAA issued an announcement Saturday evening saying its board of directors made its resolution during an emergency conference call.
Winston-Salem State chancellor Donald Reaves says quarterback Rudy Johnson was “viciously overwhelmed” by Virginia State gamers in a bathroom during a luncheon Friday earlier than the scheduled championship sport between the schools.
Forsyth County authorities say Trojans operating again Lamont Daniel Britt is charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.
The CIAA canceled the title recreation and later authorized commissioner Jacqie Carpenter to conduct an investigation.
Before the suspension was announced, Virginia State coach Latrell Scott apologized for the incident and stated there was one of his players concerned within the fight.
“I apologize for yesterday’s unlucky incident on the CIAA luncheon,” Scott said in a press release. “One in all our players made a mistake and cost our group the chance to play in the CIAA championship sport at the moment. This remoted incident doesn’t symbolize us as a group or university and we prolong our deepest regrets to the WSSU participant concerned. Due to the ongoing investigation, I can not touch upon the small print of the events that passed off however can clarify that only one in every of our gamers, not five as previously reported, was concerned.”
Each teams are 9-1 and were in position for postseason berths. The playoff subject will likely be announced Sunday.
Information from The Related Press was used in this report.