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Virginia trio arrested on several assault charges

Posted on: February 9, 2011 3:54 pm

Posted by Adam Jacobi

The suspension of three Virginia players -- Ausar Walcott, Devin Wallace, and Mike Price -- is a mystery no longer. While head coach Mike London declined to provide any details on the players' punishment yesterday, the Harrisonburg Police dutifully stepped in to fill the gaps this afternoon, announcing that the trio was arrested on several assault charges:

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Ausar Walcott, sophomore cornerback Devin Wallace and sophomore center Mike Price each face three misdemeanor charges of assault and battery by mob and one felony charge of burglary-entering a dwelling with the intent to commit an assault. The charges stem from an incident that occured Jan. 30. The three players were arrested Tuesday.

The incident involving the three players took place at 1:34 a.m., according to a statement released Wednesday afternoon by the Harrisonburg Police Department. A verbal altercation outside an off-campus apartment complex in the 800 block of Port Republic Road preceded the players entering an apartment and allegedly assaulting three male victims. The three victims claimed they did not know the Virginia football players, the statement said.

Two of the three victims were taken to Rockingham Memorial Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The statement said those two victims have since been released from the hospital.

The litany of charges netted Virginia 18 points in the EDSBS Fulmer Cup, which "rewards" teams for their off-season legal woes; most teams don't get to 18 points for the entire off-season, so even in the context of "other college football teams have players arrested too," this is a major embarrassment for Virginia and its athletic department.

Now, there's probably more to this story, as three football players don't just run off to a nearby campus, break into a random apartment, and beat up three strangers for fun. That's just not a thing that happens. What's extremely unlikely to come out of this is a valid excuse for the players' behavior, however, and their ability to rejoin the team is probably in serious jeopardy at the moment.


Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:33 pm

Virginia trio arrested on several assault charges

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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2011 1:12 pm

Virginia trio arrested on several assault charges

Yet one more reason to be a mid major fan...

Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:22 pm

Virginia trio arrested on several assault charges

ftball genius is it

I don't care what color any of the victims or players where....people run there mouths all the happens....and if a fight broke out on the spot maybe you'd have a point...but they broke into an apartment to do it...that's pre-meditation......and if alcohol is an excuse that people can truly do anything they want....just make sure you're intoxicated and you get a free pass.....sad to me that anyone would excuse this behavior.....walking away is always an option....especially since the victims here are gone and inside.....and if you are going to make an argument that there culture won't allow walking away and it's societies fault....then shame on your whole life with no personal accountability

Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2011 10:43 am

Virginia trio arrested on several assault charges

Hope they get whats Coming. Punks.

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2011 10:05 am

Virginia trio arrested on several assault charges

Career over. Thanks for playing.

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2011 7:16 am

Virginia trio arrested on several assault charges

If my genius serves me correctly:

#1- They were all drunk

#2- Were at a party

#3- The victims are white

#4-  The perpetrators are black (mob)

#5- The victims complained and ran their mouth about something and tried to hide-  They didn't know them because they yelled something from the apartment and thought no one knew where they were-  The players let drunkeness and anger fuel a can of whoop a--s and will pay dearly.  Let's hope it was worth it! They just had the fight of their life.  

What's funnier is how the media hypes a college fight because they were football players.  It was just a collare fight and thre got whooped pretty good.  That's it! 

Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2011 8:48 pm

Virginia trio arrested on several assault charges

Just by reading the last line of the article makes one wonder about the author who is looking for a "valid excuse" for the players and the fact the players chances of rejoining the team are "probably in serious jeopardy".  It seems obvious the author is "probably" biased and most likely affiliated with the school. If the players are convicted of any of these crimes they should never be allowed on this or any college team no matter what the "valid excuse" for their crime is. One should face the consequences of ones actions, period.

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