Western Kentucky Football Players Under Investigation For Attacking Pike Frat Members

Cheryl Sanders
March 7, 2017

At least four members of the Western Kentucky University football team are under investigation by police for allegedly attacking two men outside of the Pike fraternity house in a masked attack.

The member whose name was redacted from the report said he wasn't involved in a fight but told the officer some of the teammates had been jumped at a Pike party on a different day.

Police were called to the Pi Kappa Alpha late Sunday night.

Armfield said that he confronted the men and one of them tackled him into a fence and began beating him. The officer found a black ski mask in one of the suspects pocket, according to the report.

The alumnus was treated at The Medical Center and contacted the BGPD to say no internal injuries were located, according to the report.

When police arrived they spoke with a witness to the fight who pointed them to a nearby auto.

City police spoke with a person who claimed he was trying to convince "the other team members" to leave the alumnus alone because he was not a current member of the fraternity.

TMZ posted surveillance video that it said was of the fight at Western. After investigating, police recovered a folding box cutter from the box.

A Snapchat photo with the caption "Pikes will see me soon" and a text message from an unknown person stating "Let Pike know they got something coming" was also reported.

WKU says it is aware of the allegations and the school is cooperating with police.

No arrests have been made, but WKU's vice president for student affairs told the College Heights Herald that nine or 10 students were involved, including some football players.

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