• 6th football player charged in assault near Cal U campus

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    CALIFORNIA, Pa. - A sixth California University of Pennsylvania football player allegedly involved in a brutal assault near the campus early Thursday morning has turned himself in to police.

    Shelby Wilkerson, 20, of Harrisburg, turned himself in to campus police Saturday, authorities said. He was then turned over to the California Borough Police Department and charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment and criminal conspiracy.

    Police said Wilkerson had been identified as one of the participants in the beating of a man outside of Spuds Restaurant on Wood Street. Wilkerson and five other Cal U football players are accused in the assault that left Lewis Campbell, 30, of West Chester, with a severe brain injury.

    Witnesses said Campbell was defending his girlfriend when he was beaten unconscious about 2 a.m. The suspects were said to have been yelling, “Football strong!” as they fled.

    The five other Cal U football players were arrested Thursday afternoon at practice and have been suspended from the school, officials said. Jonathan Barlow, D'Andre Dunkley, Corey Ford, Rodney Gillin Jr. and James Williamson were charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment and criminal conspiracy.

    Cal U cancelled Saturday’s football game against Gannon University following the assault.

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