Editor’s note: As a graduate of this university, I find this behavior appalling and the perpetrators should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
California University of Pennsylvania canceled and forfeited its home football game Saturday with Gannon University after five team members were arrested for an assault outside an off-campus restaurant that left a 30-year-old man very seriously injured.
The assault followed an exchange of words between a man and his girlfriend outside Spuds restaurant in California and the football players, according to criminal complaints filed with Brownsville District Judge Joshua Kanalis.
The university, in a statement, said all five had been suspended from school.
California police Chief Rick Encapera said the five men were arrested during practice Thursday. They were arraigned later by Judge Kanalis.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/college-district/2014/10/30/Cal-U-cancels-football-game-in-wake-of-violent-incident/stories/201410300291