18 Alcorn State Football Players Charged with Misdemeanors After Campus Brawl

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 20, 2017

MANHATTAN, KS - APRIL 26:  A general view of a bag of footballs before the Kansas State Wildcats Spring Game on April 26, 2014 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas.  (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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Authorities charged seven more football players from the Alcorn State Braves with misdemeanors Thursday, bringing the total number of players charged to 18, the Clarion-Ledger's Tyler Cleveland reported.

Cleveland reported Wednesday 11 players were initially arrested in connection with an on-campus brawl last week. 

Below is a list of the 18 players facing charges:

PlayerPositionYear
Lei'shaun EaleyDBSo.
Quintin SmithDBSo.
Javen MorrisonDBFr.
Taurence WilsonDBFr.
Daniel FranklinDBJr.
Jalen ThomasDBJr.
Deago SamaDBSo.
Terry WhittingtonLBSo.
Trae FerrellLBSo.
Kwanzi JacksonDLFr.
Michael BrooksDEJr.
True GibsonWRFr.
Randall TuckerDLJr.
Arron BakerRBJr.
Marquis WarfordWRJr.
Ramonte BellDEJr.
Sterling ShippyDLSo.
Corvette GilmoreN/AN/A
Source: Tyler Cleveland, Clarion-Ledger

YouTube user LaQuanza Raymond shared video of the fight (Warning: video contains NSFW language):

The university released a statement about the incident, per ESPN.com: "Maintaining a safe and secure campus community is the institution's top priority. Campus police investigate all instances of student misconduct thoroughly and appropriate disciplinary actions are implemented in accordance with Alcorn's student code of conduct."

Cleveland reported the charges "range from malicious mischief to simple assault."

 

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