WVU players stabbed, dismissed from team

It has certainly been a strange weekend for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Following their 41-17 victory over Liberty University, three of their players went downtown to hang out when they ran into a bit of trouble.

According to WV Metro News, Tyree Owens, Kenyatta Greene and Jamal Clay were all attacked and stabbed while celebrating the win downtown.

Morgantown Police took Devin Colston, a basketball player at Alderson Broadus University, into custody for questioning of the stabbing.

“Mr. Colston is in custody because he committed the most serious offense. He’s the one that actually cut and stabbed the three individuals who ended up going to the hospital for treatment,” Morgantown police chief Ed Preston said.

To make matters worse, Owens, who did not play against Liberty, and Greene were both dismissed from the team Sunday morning for a violation of team rules.

Associate athletic director and sports information director Michael Fragale released a statement on behalf of the Mountaineers.

“Due to a violation of team rules, Tyree Owens and Kenyatta Greene are no longer part of the football team,” Fragale. “We are appreciative of the efforts of the Morgantown Police Department and thankful that those identified will make a full recovery.”

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