San Jose State safety Chad Miller is recovering in a hospital after being stabbed in a fight in San Jose this weekend. Early reports suggest Miller is expected to recover from the injury.
“He is hospitalized and is expected to recover,” a statement from San Jose State said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Chad and his family for his prompt recovery.”
According to a report from NBC Bay Area, Miller was stabbed in a brawl that involved at least 12 people. The incident occurred off campus from San Jose State, according to The Mercury News. At this time, San Jose police have not commented on the situation and are thought to be investigating the manner. No charges have been filed at this time.
Miller played in all 12 games, starting in three, for the Spartans last season. He recorded 25 tackles and forced a fumble.
It would seem the secret identity of a San Jose State football player suspended this week has been revealed. Incoming freshman defensive back Bomani Bassette-Hairston has been dismissed from the Spartans program by head coach Ron Caragher.
“After a thorough review of the incident, we have determined it is appropriate to dismiss Bomani from the program. We wish Bomani the best in his future,” Caragher in a brief statement released by the San Jose State athletic department on Friday.
The incident Caragher was most likely referring is a fight between a pair of San Jose State players from earlier this week. Redshirt freshman Chad Miller, a safety, was hospitalized as a result of the fight. Miller was struck in the head with a skateboard. Miller claimed he was motivating new freshmen in workouts to finish reps but one player had taken offense to his motivational skills. The attack happened later that night in the dorms at San Jose State.
Bassette-Hairston was a two-star recruit out of Oakland according to his Rivals profile. He committed to San Jose State over offers from Nevada and FCS powers Montana and Eastern Washington.
Bassette-Hairston is the second Class of 2015 prospect to be dismissed by San Jose State before ever seeing a down of action in a Spartans uniform. Just last week the university released a statement announcing wide receiver Kanya Bell Jr. was dismissed following a domestic battery against a woman charge was filed against him.