Saturday’s Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship game between Winston-Salem State and Virginia State has been called off amidst reports the former’s school’s starting QB, Rudy Johnson, was assaulted by the latter’s players at a pregame event on the WSSU campus Friday. From WGHP Channel 8 :
Lamont Darnell Britt, 22, a junior running back from Portsmouth City, Va., was arrested by WSSU campus police and charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury, according to the arrest warrant. Britt is being held in the Forsyth County Jail with bond set at $7,500.
The fight broke out in a bathroom at the Anderson Center on the WSSU campus during an event associated with the championship game, according to an employee of the Anderson Center who would not identify himself and two WSSU football players who tried to intervene.
“We don’t know a lot of what happened but we do know our starting quarterback, Rudy Johnson, was beaten up,” WSSU Chancellor Donald Reaves said, “and he didn’t beat himself up.”