Virginia State football coach Latrell Scott says there was a "rush to judgment" after a fight at last week's CIAA championship luncheon left Winston-Salem State's quarterback injured and caused Saturday's game to be canceled.
Scott says one player made a "bad decision." Trojans running back Lamont Daniel Britt has been charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury in the fight involving WSSU's Rudy Johnson.
Virginia State President Keith T. Miller said Monday during the contentious press conference on campus that the school is investigating the incident. He expressed regret that the game was canceled but understood the decision, drawing the ire of parents.
Parents angrily questioned Miller, athletic director Peggy Davis and Scott about whether anyone had spoken up for the rest of the team before the game was canceled.