Reading, Pa. (WTXF) An Albright College football player is under arrest accused of stabbing a teammate. Police say it happened during a fight at a dorm on the Berks county campus.
They're undefeated at 5-0 and one of the 20 best teams in Division 3 in the country.
But this is not the publicity the Albright Lions wanted as one of their players is now accused of attempted murder in the stabbing of another player.
“There was an incident in one of our residence halls between two students who are residents of that hall. It led to a stabbing of one by the other,” said an Albright spokesman.
Reading police say the two freshmen got into a scuffle earlier on Saturday night not far from their residence hall and punches were thrown. And it picked up again hours later, just after 2 o'clock Sunday morning inside Crowell Hall, according to police.
18-year-old Dhameer Madison of New Castle, Delaware, was stabbed three times in his side with a small knife, police say. According to investigators, 18-year-old Marquis Stewart allegedly stabbed him
“We have been communicating with our students, our community and our parents to let them know that this is a very rare and isolated incident between two people who knew each other,” said the Albright spokesman.
On this campus of just over 1,700 full time students, word of the incident spread fast.
Freshman Taylor Sterling is a friend of the victim's and says he's recovering.
“Oh, he's good. I visited him and stuff, he's okay,” Sterling told FOX 29.
Only very minor incidents have been reported on campus in recent years, and students find it hard to believe this case involved two football players.
“I was actually shocked, seriously, because this is a beautiful campus and it's so small,’ said Freshman Maia Jacobs-Price.