The Washington State Cougars are looking to have a pretty good run through the 2016 season this year, but it looks like they may have some off-field troubles to deal with. A group of football players are being accused of assaulting a pair of students, leaving one unconscious and another with a fractured jaw.
The latter student, Alex Rodriguez, needed surgery for the injury following the assault at the party early Saturday morning. Another student, who requested to remain anonymous, spoke to The Seattle Times explained the situation leading up to the assault, which left him with a bloody wound on the back of his head.
“All I remember is telling them to leave multiple times,” the student said. “I came to on the ground with police and EMTs over me.”
Dylan Rollins, another student attending the party, said he attempted to pull the men off of Rodriguez. He said the Washington State players kicked him repeatedly and several times.
“He was beat up bad,” Rollins said. “There’s blood all over the ground.”
Rodriguez claimed that he had to have facial reconstruction surgery, which left him with two platinum plates in his face and his mouth wired shut. There is currently a GoFundMe campaign that has raised $2,000 of an $8,000 goal.
If this turns out to have been orchestrated by Cougar football players, I am sure they will be losing a good amount of playing time, if not their careers in Pullman.