Statement from Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Donald J. Reaves
“I am saddened to report that at today’s CIAA pre-championship game luncheon held at the Anderson Center of the WSSU campus that our starting quarterback, Rudy Johnson, was viciously beaten by one or more members of the Virginia State football team. There is no excuse for the behavior of the Virginia State players. One suspect has admitted to his role in the attack and has been arrest on criminal assault charges. The University Police Department is attempting to identify the other VSU players who were involved. Today’s event was supposed to be a celebration for both teams and for all the players who were being recognized for an outstanding season. The actions from the Virginia State players certainly changed the outcome for everyone.”
Reaves' statement makes it sound like there was more than one VSU player who attacked Johnson in the restroom, but elsewhere in the article it was stated:
The magistrate said that no more arrests are expected Friday night.Not sure if that means that as of Friday night no more arrest expected at all, or if it means there might be additional arrests, but not on Friday night.
According to these reports, there were 5 or "up to 5" VSU players involved.
At some point, Johnson left the room to go to the restroom, Young said. That’s when he was confronted by five Virginia State players. Johnson identified Britt, a junior VSU football player, as the person who struck him, according to court records.
Rudy Johnson, Winston-Salem State University’s starting quarterback, was beaten up by five Virginia State football players during the CIAA football banquet Friday afternoon, according to multiple sources.
Yep, that's how you help your team win the game - cripple the other team's quarterback. Brings back memories of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.