Eighteen Alcorn State football players arrested after cafeteria brawl
Update: Seven more Alcorn State players have been arrested and charged connected to a fight in a school cafeteria.
The players arrested Thursday are freshman wide receiver True Gibson, junior defensive end Ramonte Bell, junior wide receiver Marquis Warford, running back Arron Baker, defensive lineman Sterling Shippy, junior defensive lineman Randall Tucker.
The misdemeanors range from malicious mischief to simple assault, per the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
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, Mississippi, campus.
A number of videos of the fight were posted on social media.
The fight even continued outside the cafeteria.
Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis said 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.”