A campus spokesman says the alleged assault happened outside of the campus cafeteria on Wednesday. A group of football players and a group of ladies got into a discussion that became heated before it got physical.
"She probably said something that made him take it to that level, but the story that I heard she wasn't even directly talking to him and he just jumped in it," said Jovannah Bolin, a sophomore.
One football player, who is not being identified, jumped in and kicked the female student in the stomach, threw a trash can at her and spit on her, according to the victim's mom. The alleged incident happened Wednesday, but a police report was not filed immediately.
"Initially the young lady declined to identify the assailant and did not want to press charges but then a day later changed her mind," said Clint Coleman, Morgan State University Spokesman.
Coleman says the witnesses left the scene and the victim refused medical attention. He says the students had been drinking and the two knew each other.
Jamar Blue works in sports information.
"I know the head coach personally and he always gives them great lectures, along with the other coaches, on being respectful, well-presented young men," said Blue.
The football player was kicked off the team. He'll have to sit out the final home game Saturday afternoon, a disappointment all around.
"You have a reputation. You play football for a college. There are people looking at you. Kids are looking up to you. You're supposed to be a role model and you're walking around disrespecting females. It's just not right," said Bolin.
He is a role model who is now charged with second degree assault and may never return to campus.
"It is certainly a possibility that he would be expelled from the university."
No other football players were charged. The victim's mom says her daughter is continuing with her classes on campus.
On Friday night, the football player was still in jail.
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