College Football

UW's Damore'ea Stringfellow Reportedly Will Be Charged with Misdemeanor Assault

Washington's Damore'ea Stringfellow, left, tries to shake off the tackle attempt from BYU defensive back Michael Davis during first half of the Fight Hunger Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Marcio Jose Sanchez
Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistApril 1, 2014

Updates from Thursday, April 3

Christian Caple of the Tacoma News-Tribune has the latest on Damore'ea Stringfellow

Original Text

Washington wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow is expected to face charges of misdemeanor assault and malicious mischief in connection with two separate incidents on the night of the Super Bowl.

Adam Jude of The Seattle Times reports Stringfellow was identified as the suspect by a woman who was struck and had her camera damaged during a melee near campus as well as a man who was assaulted after telling two men he was a Seattle Seahawks fan.   

The report also notes quarterback Cyler Miles is not expected to face charges after being previously linked to the situation. Official word from prosecutors is expected soon as both players remain suspended from the team, per Jude:

The prosecutor's office released a statement on Monday evening saying that an announcement would be made "shortly."

Both players remained suspended from the team as of late Monday afternoon, with the Huskies set to resume spring practices Tuesday morning.

The female victim told police that a male "had attempted to rip a video camera from her hands and then knocked her out." The extent of the damage done to a camera lens and the cost to replace it will decide the level of the malicious mischief charge, according to the report.

It also notes the second victim replied "something like, 'Yeah of course, are you Broncos fans?'" when the two men asked him if he was a Seahawks supporter. The man who was assaulted worked with a friend to identify the attacker based on roster photos for the Huskies.

Washington has not provided an update on the suspensions based on the information.

Stringfellow showed promise as a freshman. He caught 20 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown while playing a rotational role in the offense. A bigger role was likely on the horizon next season following multiple departures in the passing game.

Now his status is very much up in the air as the legal process runs its course. Head coach Chris Petersen had no update on the status of the players (via Christian Caple of the Tacoma News Tribune):

If the report is accurate and charges are filed in the near future, the next step in the process for Stringfellow should then become available.

 

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