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CIAA Championship Game Cancelled After Attack on Winston-Salem State QB

Winston-Salem State University Police Chief Pat Norris is pictured with the school's starting quarterback, Rudy Johnson.
Winston-Salem State University Police Chief Pat Norris is pictured with the school's starting quarterback, Rudy Johnson.Photo Credit: Lauren Carroll, The Winston-Salem Journal
Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIINovember 16, 2013

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's championship football game between Winston-Salem State and Virginia State has been cancelled due to a fight that broke out between players from the opposing teams.

Updates from Wednesday, Nov. 20:

According to a report from the Associated Press (via ESPN), Virginia State has hired a lawyer to look into the fight:

A release posted on VSU's website states that the school has retained Robert Clayton of the Washington, D.C., law firm Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP.

VSU President Keith T. Miller says that his university is "committed to uncovering the facts surrounding this incident."

Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson has said as many as six VSU players attacked him in the bathroom during the luncheon Nov. 15, the day before the scheduled championship contest.

Miller also says he's standing by his football coach, Latrell Scott, who "has exhibited the dignity, leadership, and resilience that have characterized his tenure at VSU" in the aftermath of the fight.

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