Akron football player shoots teammate after mistaking him for a burglar

Published Mar. 20, 2016 12:42 p.m. ET

This could have been a lot worse:

Akron offensive lineman Scott Boyett shot teammate Andrew Pratt after he mistook him for a burglar in the housing complex they both live in early Saturday morning. 

Pratt, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal, entered Boyett's apartment unannounced after 3 a.m., and the offensive lineman shot the wide receiver in the stomach, thinking he was being robbed. 

Boyett, a junior, drove Pratt, a senior, to the hospital. The wide receiver is expected to make a full recovery. 

No charges are expected to be filed, as both players said the situation was an "honest mistake."



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