RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A VSU student has been arrested after a fight that injured the WSSU quarterback on Friday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
Lamont Darnell Britt, a running back for VSU, was arrested by WSSU Police and charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury, according to the arrest warrant.
Five Virginia State University football players reportedly beat up WSSU starting quarterback Rudy Johnson one day before the CIAA Championship game.
CIAA Commissioner Jacqie Carpenter released a statement announcing the cancellation of the game.
"The CIAA is saddened to announce that this weekend's Football and Volleyball conference championships that were scheduled to take place in Winston-Salem have been canceled... Our singular focus is on the safety and security of the CIAA's student-athletes and those who follow them."
VSU President Keith Miller released the following statement:
"This afternoon, we were made aware of an incident involving student-athletes from VSU and WSSU. In light of the serious nature of the incident, the CIAA, in consultation with other involved parties, felt it was in the best interest of both institutions and our fans to cancel the Championship game. The safety of our students and supporters was paramount in the decision. We deeply regret the inconvenience to our fans and supporters.
We defer any additional comments about the game to the CIAA.
Due to the nature of the investigation into the incident that led to this decision, we can provide no further information."