An independent investigation paid for by Virginia State University has concluded that only one Trojan player took part in the assault of Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson that lead to the cancellation of the CIAA championship game in November.
The investigation by Washington D.C.-based attorney Robert L. Clayton also concluded that the assault was not premeditated and resulted from trash-talking. The assault took place in a bathroom while WSSU was hosting a championship luncheon on the eve of the title game.
Officials at WSSU are conducting their own investigation for the CIAA and had no comment on the VSU findings. CIAA officials said Commissioner Jacqie Carpenter was out of the office and she did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
The investigation results were first reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.