Based on the way his Louisville Cardinals performed on the field in his first season as head coach, Charlie Strong has earned the right to a revamped contract. Based on the news coming out Friday regarding two (former?) members of the football program, he was forced to earn that money by dealing with a disturbing in-season, off-field incident as well.
According to the Louisville Journal-Courier, twins Jacob and Isaac Geffrad have been hit with one charge each of first-degree assault for an incident that occurred in October of 2010. And the alleged victim of the assault? Teammate and sophomore defensive lineman Patrick Grant.
The incident that led to the twin arrests, so to speak, happened on Oct. 24 inside the locker room of Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium following a practice session. There were no specifics given as to what led to the player-on-player crime, but the aftermath suggests it was a brutal — and very one-sided — affair.
Grant sustained several injuries including a broken nose and a fracture to his eye socket, according to the complaint. He had to be taken to the hospital for treatment.
The complaint says Grant has had two surgeries to save the sight in his left eye and repair the bone structure around the eye.
A Feb. 3 hearing has been scheduled for the brothers, who are no longer listed on the team’s roster and have apparently been dismissed from the program.