Miami Univ. Football Players Charged After Wild Brawl At Fraternity Caught On Video
Three University of Miami football players have been charged with criminal charges … after cops say they were involved in a MASSIVE brawl at a fraternity house that was filmed.
According to the Oxford, Ohio Police Department, TE, 19, James bomba, WR 19 Dimitri Mitsopoulos and 18-year-old DB Terrell rush were all charged on Tuesday.
Cops say they played at least one role in an Oct. 3 melee at the Theta Chi fraternity home near the Oxford, Ohio campus that left several people hospitalized.
In the video of the brawl – posted shortly after the incident – you can see the fighting was rampant … with people clashing and throwing wild hay.
Cops said after the crash broke … a few people were hospitalized – and one person claiming to have witnessed all of this recounted WLWT5 that someone was hit in the eye by a golf club and suffered a broken orbital.
Police say Bomba was ultimately charged with assault and criminal trespass; Mistopoulos was struck with 2 counts of assault, 2 counts of criminal intrusion and 1 count of disorderly conduct; while Rush was charged with trespassing.
The University said in a statement to WLWT5 that all 3 players have been suspended from the squad indefinitely … and that they may face further school penalties in the future.
“With the OPD’s criminal investigation completed, Miami has begun its investigation into the incident,” school officials said. “The University of Miami places high standards of conduct on its students and will not tolerate violence.”
“Students who commit misconduct face disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination.”
The Miami Univ. The football team is scheduled to open its season on Nov. 4 against Ball State.
As to what led to the attack, several members of the fraternity told WLWT5 that there had been an incident at the house the night before – when the members told an uninvited guest to leave.
Fellowship members believe that the people who showed up the next day to fight were related to this uninvited guest and may have been seeking revenge.
Members of the fraternity say some of the attackers showed up at the house wearing masks, hoodies and gloves.
In other words, members believe that the attackers came to seek violence.
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