While most of the college football world is centered around what goes on in games taking place in the Football Bowl Subdivision, there was supposed to be a big game today in the Division II level this past weekend. The CIAA league championship game between Division II Winston-Salem State and Virginia State was set to be played, but ultimately had to be canceled after players from both schools attacked each other leading up to the game:
Several Virginia State players attacked WSSU’s starting quarterback, Rudy Johnson, in a bathroom during a CIAA banquet.
Virginia State backup running back Lamont Britt was later arrested and charged with assault and inflicting serious injury. The arrest warrant stated that Britt struck Johnson in the face and head. Johnson has finally come out and detailed the violent attack he endured.
He said when he entered the bathroom, the Virginia State players asked if he was the Rams’ starting quarterback and as he washed his hands, “somebody hit me on my blind side.”
He said he felt “four or five feet stomping on me and kicking me” and the Virginia State players fled when two other Winston-Salem State players emerged from their bathroom stalls.
Johnson said he couldn’t identify the Virginia State players because, “I could barely see the guy who hit me until after he hit me.”