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JUST IN: VSU football player suspended indefinitely

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ETTRICK, VA (WWBT) -

Following a fight that left Winston-Salem State University's Quarterback injured and caused Saturday's CIAA Championship to be canceled a member of the VSU football team has been suspended indefinitely.

The fight happened Friday afternoon in a bathroom during a banquet at WSSU. VSU running back Lamont Britt was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault. Britt was allegedly involved in the beating Winston-Salem quarterback Rudy Johnson. Johnson, was treated for injuries and released from the hospital.

 Virginia State University released this statement Saturday about the incident:

"Virginia State University has indefinitely suspended a member of the VSU football team.  Further, VSU will pursue a thorough internal investigation into Friday's incident of which the findings and recommendations will be reported directly to me. We will include both students and alumni in this internal investigation process. Based on the report, further disciplinary action may be forthcoming. Playing on a VSU athletic team is a privilege. Student-athletes who fail to live up to the ideals of our institution will forfeit that privilege. We have a zero tolerance policy toward acts of violence, on or off campus, and we take that policy very seriously."

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