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Police investigate alleged assault by YSU players



Published: Fri, November 20, 2009 @ 5:05 p.m.

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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1putter22(52 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

20 years later I see things are still the same. It appears YSU's standards of recruiting felons continues.

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2FireHeacockNow(11 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Hopefully this is the final straw in the 9 years of Heacock ineptness. I mean what more will it take?... Heacock has singlehandedly ruined the YSU football program... Oh, he is a players coach, Okay... go out and cause trouble before our last meaningless game of the season... Seriously, this is all so sad... And please don't bring a Mark Shiparo (Indians GM) type of response and say we were spoiled by the success of the 90's... the fact is the program has tanked since Heacock took over as head coach... even Tressel must be embarassed for having hand chosen him as his successor...

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3Bman(151 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

If these boys werent football players, this would be just a fight between college kids.

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4Tigerlily(488 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

It sounds as if you think even a fight of this degree between "just" college kids in general--a beating, or bashing, really--is excusable. Interesting.

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5putter22(52 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

"If these boys werent football players, this would be just a fight between college kids."

Yes that is true but they represent YSU and their football program. Therefore they are higher profile. Therefore they get more scrutiny. Hence the coverage.

Kids will be kids but fighting by football players has nothing to do with the success or failure of the football program. This kind of action is nothing new for the YSU football program. It happened back in the Tressel days too.

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