Central Michigan football player Malik Fountain was facing two counts of assault, one count of aggravated assault and one count of jostling stemming from a bar fight which stemmed from allegations that he had struck two women inside of a bar.
However, this week, an Isabella County jury acquitted the Chippewas player on all charges.
“I’m not the person they claimed I was,” he said, via the Morning Sun. “There’s no way I would do something like this.”
Now that Fountain has been acquitted on the charges, the door potentially opens for his return to the football team. Currently, Fountain is “indefinitely suspended” as Rob Wyman, associate athletic director, says Central Michigan officials will “continue to evaluate this situation.”
Fountain’s main priority was clearing his family’s name after maintaining his innocence throughout the entire situation, and now that he has done that, his next step is to meet with head coach John Bonamego to determine if and when he can return to the team.