Saturday, November 16, 2013

NC: Winston-Salem State QB 'viciously' beaten by Virginia State players on eve of title game

Via Horace

 In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, photo, Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson (7) passes under pressure from Fayetteville State's Benjamin Brown during a college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C.  Officials say a Virginia State football player faces an assault charge after a bathroom fight Friday, Nov. 15, left Johnson badly beaten during a luncheon for both teams on the eve of their conference championship game. (AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Andrew Dye) MANDATORY CREDIT

 A bathroom fight Friday among football players from Winston-Salem State and Virginia State during a CIAA championship game luncheon left the WSSU quarterback beaten and charges filed against a player from the other team. 

The conference announced that the title game set for Saturday in Winston-Salem in North Carolina 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.


  1. Sheesh, what's wrong with people, when I was young the football players played, and the classmates took care of the rest......