Cops: Players Shouted "Football Strong!" After Dislocating Man's Brain

Police say the five California University players arrested yesterday on charges they brutally stomped a man outside a Pennsylvania restaurant left the man with brain injuries so severe that "the lower part of his brain has shifted 80 degrees."

Cal forfeited its scheduled game tomorrow against Gannon in the wake of the incident that left 30-year-old Lewis Campbell in intensive care at Allegheny General Hospital. Witnesses told police the five players chanted "football strong" as they fled the scene of the attack.

According to the complaints, one of the players got into an argument with the woman, Shareese Asparagus, 22, of West Chester, outside Spuds restaurant off campus. The chief said she is a student at the university. Mr. Campbell stepped in to defend her and was attacked, police wrote.

An emergency worker told the restaurant owner Campbell had a footprint on his face as he was loaded into the helicopter headed for AGH. Cal was a strong candidate for inclusion in the NCAA Division II playoffs, as the winner of this weekend's game would have taken over first place in the league.

All five players are being held on $500,000 bond, charged with charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and conspiracy.


Cal U. Cancels Football Game After 5 Players Busted On Assault Charges

California University (PA) has canceled tomorrow's scheduled game against Gannon University after five of its players landed in jail on charges they beat a man so badly he now suffers from severe brain injury.

Cops say the assault happened when the five Division II players (identified as James Williamson, Corey Ford, Jonathan Barlow, Rodney Gillin, and D'Andre Dunkley) jumped 30-year-old Lewis Campbell outside of a restaurant in California. Sources told KDKA's Ralph Iannotti they watched the players stomp Campbell until he lost consciousness. The fight reportedly started over one of the players talking to Campbell's girlfriend.

The five are charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, and conspiracy.