Wisconsin Freshman Running Back Dismissed Over Fight | Athletic Business

Wisconsin Freshman Running Back Dismissed Over Fight

The University of Wisconsin has dismissed freshman running back Loyal Crawford and suspended freshman running back Antwan Roberts after the two got into a fight in a dorm.

Police said Crawford had armed himself with a knife, and injuries were reported. However, the knife was not used in the fight.

Badgers coach Paul Chryst announced the dismissal of Crawford and Roberts’ suspension on Tuesday. UW spokesman Marc Lovicott said Crawford has been cited with misdemeanor charges of criminal disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct while armed.

Lovicott said the fight happened on Aug. 22.

"There is much more to this story, but rather than try this case in the media, I will present the rest of the extenuating facts and circumstances to the proper authorities and ask them to consider those carefully in reaching fair and proper decisions," Crawford's lawyer, Chris Van Wagner, said in a statement, ESPN reported.

School officials did not have further comment on the disciplinary measures.

Crawford is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Roberts is from Nashville, Tennessee.

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