Seven members of the Lehigh University football team have been charged with a range of offenses including trespassing and assault, after police say the players broke into an off-campus house and beat down the resident in retaliation for a previous attack on one player’s fraternity president.
Needless to say none of that is called for, but throw in the fact that the players broke into the wrong house and fought someone that had absolutely nothing to do with any of it and it’s an even worse situation.
The alleged attack took place Nov. 8, and police said it was led by junior DB Brian Githens.
According to court records, Githens admit ted that he and a handful of teammates entered the home around 3 a.m., punched holes in walls, kicked down bedroom doors, and repeatedly punched a student while he was sleeping, sending him to the hospital. P
olice say that the student they punched suffered a concussion and Githens admitted to assaulting the wrong person.
At least one player also urinated in the victims’ fridge, according to court records.
Six other players for the FCS Mountain Hawks were arraigned on Wednesday, all on felony counts of criminal trespass. Police say that all admitted to breaking into the wrong house, although all six said that only Githens punched the victim.
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