Police investigate alleged assault by YSU players

YOUNGSTOWN — Police are investigating an alleged assault by Youngstown State University football players that sent one man to the hospital. No arrests have been made.

According to police reports, three YSU students told police they were at a party at a house on Alameda Avenue at 2 a.m. Wednesday joking about football with three YSU players. One of the men, reports said, made a joke about being replaced on the team and the player knocked him down and began punching him.

The alleged victims said they were all attacked and hit by the players. The players, they told officers, would hold them down while other players continued hitting them.

One man was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center where he was given five stitches to his lip and treated for a fractured nose, contusions and bruises on his head.

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