LORMAN, Miss — Additional Alcorn State football players have been reportedly arrested stemming from an on-campus fight earlier this month.

Local authorities said charges were filed against 18 players, the Clarion-Ledger reported.

Among the players arrested in connection with the April 10 brawl that happened in the school’s dining hall were Trae Ferrell, Corvette Gilmore , Leishaun Ealey, Deago Sama, Jalin Thimas, Arron Baker, Marquis Warford, Taurance Wilson, Sterling Shippey, Michael Brooks Javeon Morrison, Daniel Franklin, Ramonte Bell, Jayron Harness, Terry Whittington, Randall Tucker, Silas Spearman, Kwanzi Jackson, Quintin Smith, True Gibson.

The Claiborne County Sheriff Office said the charges against the football players were misdemeanors.

Following the large-scale fight, the university released a statement indicating that anyone students or athletes involved would be reprimanded.

“Alcorn University is aware of the incident that took place on campus last night. Campus police are currently investigating. Anyone in violation of campus code of conduct will face disciplinary action.”

Alcorn head coach Fred McNair has yet to comment on the matter.


  1. This was a very unfortunately incident where there were no winners only victims. HBCU are still safe havens for thousands of young men and women that seek to better themselves and rise above this type of behavior however, I’m hoping that this was a random never to be repeated incident.


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