Report: Suspended NC State players did $880 damage in BB gun incident
RALEIGH, N.C. — Documents say the BB gun incident that led to a one-game suspension for seven North Carolina State football players caused $880 worth of damage to two cars.
The Associated Press on Wednesday received incident reports filed by campus and city police. According to the documents, the incident took place Oct. 6 — six days before the Wolfpack’s 30-14 loss to Boston College – at an apartment complex near campus.
It caused $600 in damage to the window of one car and $280 in damage to the windshield of another.
In a statement, associate athletic director Fred Demarest said the players involved "will be making full restitution."
Maj. Frank Brinkley of the campus police department says the victims have declined to press charges.
The players will miss Saturday’s game at Louisville and Brinkley said the players also have been referred to the university’s office of student conduct.
Demarest said the athletic department’s first notification of the incident came the day before the BC game and didn’t include confirmation of the names. He said that confirmation came Sunday – the day after the game.
The one-game suspensions of seven players were announced the next day.
Two starters were suspended: linebacker Jerod Fernandez, the team’s leading tackler, and safety Josh Jones. The other suspended players were receivers Johnathan Alston and Jumichael Ramos, defensive linemen Justin Jones and Pharoah McKever and cornerback Mike Stevens.
Additionally, five freshmen who are redshirting this season — Tyler Jones, Kalen McCain, Deyshawn Middleton, Terronne Prescod and Maurice Trowell – have been placed on team probation.