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Bar fight lands charges for Ball State players

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Two members of the Ball State football program have found themselves with a bit of a legal issue following an incident over the weekend.

According to the Muncie Star-Press, linebacker Travis Freeman and cornerback Kenny Lee were arrested early Saturday morning and charged with misdemeanor battery.  In a bit of a twist, an alleged victim was also hit with the same charge following the incident at a Muncie bar.

Officers said Lee struck alleged victim Zechariah Paul Smith “and grabbed him by his neck.”

Freeman, meanwhile, was positively identified by a victim who said “another subject started the fight, but Freeman joined the fight and hit him,” according to the report.

The school has yet to comment on the development.

Freeman was named second-team All-MAC following the 2011 season, while Lee sat out after transferring to the Cardinals from the Div. II level.  Both players will be seniors in 2012.

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3 Responses to “Bar fight lands charges for Ball State players”
  1. woebegong says: Feb 13, 2012 9:56 AM

    Somehow, college football has just got to find a way to keep some of the folks busy in the off season. They get into booze and they get into trouble. I mean, even at 63, when I was young, I did a little under aged drinking and got into a few stupid situations as a GI, but it always seemed, like we knew enough to leave the area if we knew we were going to get into a no win situation. Too much idle time on their hands.

  2. imaduffer says: Feb 13, 2012 1:43 PM

    Both players will be seniors in 2012. But not at Ball State

  3. polegojim says: Feb 13, 2012 3:54 PM

    Foolish foolish foolish.

    Get the fight out on the field, but walk away in a bar.

    Really not that hard to figure out.

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