The Shooting of Three Football Players Speaks to The Choices We Must Make

November 16, 2010

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

This weekend there was a fight in a bar in Hattiesburg, MS. Three football players from Southern Mississippi University were involved in the fight, and all three were shot. The three players are in fair condition at a local hospital.
Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones were shot shortly after 3 a.m. There have been no arrests and police say that the shootings may have been gang related.

Allen Murray, spokesperson for the Hattiesburg police, said that the fight started inside the club and spilled out into the street. That’s where the players were shot. The incident occurred a few hours after the team defeated Central Florida.


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