Finally, the football portion of this story has come to a close. The reprimand? Not as bad as many thought it would after seeing the surveillance footage of several WKU football players assaulting a man in front of a fraternity house.
Three players have been suspended for Western Kentucky’s season opener against Eastern Kentucky.
NBC Sports is reporting that sophomore running back Quinton Baker, redshirt freshman wide receiver Xavier Lane and redshirt freshman linebacker Tyler Obee have received a one game suspension.
The players plead guilty to charges of complicity to second-degree wanton endangerment, and complicity to fourth-degree assault under extreme emotional disturbance.
Both charges were considered misdemeanors.
Two other players involved in the assault will not receive a suspension or reprimand of any kind. Senior defensive lineman Chris Johnson, and redshirt freshman wide receiver Jahcour Pearson were charged with third-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.
Considering how gruesome the footage is, and that the bulk of the assault was captured on tape, many felt that the punishment would be far more severe. Felony charges stemming from the incident were first charged in June, but were later dropped.
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