• 26 Cal U football players have been in trouble with the law

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    CALIFORNIA, Pa. - A sixth football player from California University of Pennsylvania was arrested over the weekend in connection with a beating outside an off-campus restaurant that left a man with severe brain trauma.

    Police said 20-year-old Shelby Wilkerson, of Harrisburg, a freshman linebacker, turned himself in Saturday.

    University spokeswoman Christine Kindl said Wilkerson was immediately suspended.

    Interim president Geraldine Jones called the additional arrest "disheartening news" but said "everyone involved in this incident should be held accountable for their actions."

    According to police, the players attacked Lewis Campbell as he tried to stop an argument between his girlfriend and a player early Thursday, then fled, yelling, "Football strong!"

    “These guys attacked my son, six on one, so that shows a lot about their character,” said Campbell’s father, Lewis Campbell Sr.

    The university forfeited Saturday's football game against Gannon, jeopardizing the Division II team's best season in three years.

    Jones met Monday with Cal U’s head football coach, as well as the Cal U football team.

    At the team meeting, Jones announced that the Vulcan football season will resume this week with Saturday’s game at Mercyhurst University.

    Jones issued this statement: “In consideration of those players, band members, cheerleaders and others involved with the football program who have lived up to the University's core values and expectations, Cal U’s intercollegiate football season will resume this week.

    “I have told our Vulcan football players that we will strictly adhere to a zero tolerance policy. Any infraction of team conduct rules will result in immediate suspension from the team.

    “I reminded the team that participation in intercollegiate athletics is a privilege, and every student-athlete must be an ambassador for Cal U. Students — including student-athletes — face penalties if they do not uphold University standards.”

    In light of this and previous incidents, California University will conduct a thorough review of the football program to confirm that its image, recruiting and philosophy live up to the University’s standards, officials said.

    Athletic director Dr. Karen Hjerpe and acting provost/vice president for Academic Affairs Dr. Bruce Barnhart will lead a task force that will conduct a top-to-bottom review.

    They will report the group’s findings directly to Jones.



    On Monday, Channel 11’s Cara Sapida investigated and learned a total of 26 players on the Cal U football team have been in trouble with the law at some point.

    54 Jay Barlow DL:

    • 3/1/13 - Use/Poss Of Drug Paraph, Use/Poss Of Drug Paraph, Use/Poss Of Drug Paraph
    • 10/30/14 - Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Harassment - Subject Other to Physical Contact, Conspiracy - Aggravated Assault

    58 Corey Bopp LB:

    • 9/27/14 - Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off

    87 Paul Butler TE:

    • 8/24/13 - Crim'l Misch-Tamper W/Property, Misrep Age To Secure Liquor/Malt Bevs, Crim'l Misch-Tamper W/Property

    48 Anthony Campbell DL:

    • 4/28/13 - Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off

    93 Skyler Dickinson DL:

    • 3/10/14 - Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off

    83 D’Andre Dunkley TE:

    • 10/30/14 - Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Harassment - Subject Other to Physical Contact, Conspiracy - Aggravated Assault

    3 Derrick Fiore RB:

    • 5/1/12 - Harassment - Course of Conduct W/No Legitimate Purpose, Criminal Mischief - Damage Property, Institut'l Vand'ism Educ Facil, Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off, Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct
    • 7/14/12 - Disorderly Gatherings
    • 2/22/14 - Disorderly House Ordinance 

    37 Corey Ford DB:

    • 11/17/13 - Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting
    • 10/30/14 - Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Harassment - Subject Other to Physical Contact, Conspiracy - Aggravated Assault

    25 John Franklin III RB:

    • 9/21/14 - Poss Of Marijuana, Disorderly House Ordinance

     8 Rodney Gillin DB:

    • 2/2/13 - Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off
    • 10/30/14 - Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Harassment - Subject Other to Physical Contact, Conspiracy - Aggravated Assault

     38 Nate Goldsmith RB:

    • 9/21/14 - Poss Of Marijuana

     7 Desimon Green TE:

    • 12/7/12 - Disorderly Conduct-Unreasonable Noise

    24 Nick Grissom RB:

    • 9/21/14 - Poss Of Marijuana, Disorderly House Ordinance

    1 Jeff Knox, Jr. LB:

    • 3/9/13 - Disorderly Gatherings
    • 9/4/14 - Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting

    84 Devin Lomax WR:

    • 3/9/13 - Disorderly Gatherings

    12 Kellan McCants WR:

    • 4/29/14 - Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off , Criminal Trespass/Simple Trespasser

    14 Bobby Noble QB:

    • 9/27/14 - Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off

     67 Tyler Peerson OL:

    • 11/20/13 - Poss Instrument Of Crime W/Int, Arrest/Other Law Enforce, False Identification To Law Enforcement Officer, Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off, Purch Etc Alcoh Bev By A Minor

    94 Daemond Pierce DL:

    • 10/12/13 - Purch Etc Alcoh Bev By A Minor
    • 9/21/14 - Poss Of Marijuana, Disorderly House Ordinance

    78 Mike Price OL:

    • 8/24/13 - Crim Misch/Dmg Prop Intent, Reckless, Or Neglig, Sell/Furnish Liquor Etc Minor , Crim Misch/Dmg Prop Intent, Reckless, Or Neglig, Conspiracy - Sell/Furnish Liquor Etc Minor , Conspiracy - Crim Misch/Dmg Prop Intent, Reckless, Or Neglig
    • 9/21/14 - Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting

    15 Kowan Scott WR:

    • 1/28/12 - Disorderly Gatherings
    • 3/3/12 - Disorderly Gatherings
    • 11/11/12 - Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct
    • 2/22/14 - Disorderly House Ordinance

    70 Jeremy Seaman OL: 

    • 9/21/14 - Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting

    89 Santeaun Sims WR:

    • 8/31/14 - Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off
    • 10/12/14 - Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off

    57 Cameron Tarver LB:

    • 10/18/14 - Disorderly House Ordinance

    17 Chaz Veal DB:

    • 12/2/12 - Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physi Off, Disorderly Gatherings
    • 8/24/13 - Criminal Mischief - Damage Property, Crim'l Misch-Tamper W/Property , Misrep Age To Secure Liquor/Malt Bevs
    • 11/17/13 - Unauth Use Motor/Other Vehicles

    29 Shelby Wilkerson LB:

    • 9/7/14 - Disorderly Conduct-Unreasonable Noise
    • 10/30/14 - Aggravated Assault , Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Harassment - Subject Other to Physical Contact, Conspiracy - Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Conspiracy - Aggravated Assault

    5 James Williamson DB:

    • 10/30/14 - Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Harassment - Subject Other to Physical Contact, Conspiracy - Aggravated Assault


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