The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports that 11 Alcorn State football players have been arrested because of their roles in a fight that broke out in a school cafeteria. The fight took place on April 10 on the school’s Lorman campus.
A number of videos of the fight were posted on social media.
The fight even continued outside the cafeteria.
According to Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis, there have been charges filed against 11 football players by fellow students, and all of the charges are misdemeanors.
The 11 players arrested are sophomore defensive back Lei’shaun Ealey, sophomore defensive back Deago Sama, freshman defensive back Taurence Wilson, freshman defensive back Javen Morrison, junior defensive back Daniel Franklin, sophomore linebacker Terry Whittington, sophomore linebacker Trae Ferrell, freshman defensive lineman Kwanzi Jackson, sophomore defensive back Quintin Smith, junior defensive end Michael Brooks, and junior defensive back Jalen Thomas.
The school issued the following statement on the incident.
“Maintaining a safe and secure campus community is the institution’s top priority. Campus police investigate all instances of student misconduct thoroughly and appropriate disciplinary actions are implemented in accordance with Alcorn’s student code of conduct.”