Police Investigating Western Kentucky Football Players Over Assault at Frat House (Video)
Police in Bowling Green are investigating four Western Kentucky football players in connection to an assault at a frat house on Sunday night.
According to the police report, officers responded to a call reporting a “suspect with a gun” and an assault in progress at the off-campus house of Pi Kappa Alpha, known colloquially as Pike. When officers arrived the assault was over. However, witnesses directed them to a nearby Volkswagen Jetta.
In the Jetta, officers found several individuals. Their names were redacted in the police report obtained by TMZ. However, one of them identified himself as a WKU football player and told officers “he had come to the Pike house with other teammates due to an assault that occurred on the previous night.”
Later in the investigation, a Pi Kappa Alpha member told police he was approached by a friend and another male around 6pm. They asked if he was a Pike, and one of them warned that he was “coming with my squad, be ready.”
The Pi Kappa Alpha witness also told police he had seen a Snapchat photo from one of the men captioned “Pikes will see me soon,” and that he received a text message from an unknown person that read “Let Pike know they got something coming.”
Sure enough, later that evening, a group of men showed up outside the Pi Kappa Alpha house and tackled an alumni member named Jerald Armfield. It’s unknown if the assailants were specifically targeting him, or if they were just out to attack any Pike bros they stumbled across. But the attack was caught on a security camera.
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TMZ reached out to the Western Kentucky football team for comment.
“We are aware of the allegations involving a few members of our football team,” a spokesperson said. “We are cooperating fully with the authorities. However, at this time, we have not received a police report and cannot provide further comment.”
It will be interesting to hear what the football players had to say for themselves, specifically with regard to the alleged assault on Saturday.