Lamont Britt, a Virginia State football, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to simple assault for the reported attack on Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson during an event prior to the CIAA championship game.
Britt, who is currently not listed on the VSU roster, was accused of punching Johnson at the CIAA awards luncheon Nov. 15 on WSSU’s campus. Johnson sustained an injury to his eye that rendered him unable to play in the conference title game that was eventually postponed by league officials.
Following the attack, Britt was charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury stemming from the Nov. prosecutors allowed Britt was allowed to plead guilty to simple assault because the “statutory elements for assault inflicting serious injury have not been met, according to reports.
During the court hearing Britt apologized for his role in the altercation.
“To Rudy, I apologize for the misunderstanding,” he said.
A Forsyth District Court judge sentenced Britt to 45 days in jail, suspended for one year one-year probation on the condition that he is making efforts to graduate.
Britt was suspended for the spring semester and ordered by the school to complete 30 hours of community service and attend anger management classes.