A Rutgers University football player was brutally knocked out during a street fight in New Jersey, and now that guy who delivered the punch is facing charges.
A 10-second clip posted to Twitter shows Carnell Davis, a freshman wide receiver for the Scarlet Knights, being pushed and then punched in the face by Alexander Denafo after they had a dispute while playing football on the beach in Margate, the Burlington County Times reported.
“You were just talking about you were going to f–k my mom,” Davis tells Denafo, according to the clip.
“Just like that, I warned you,” Denafo says after the punch.
“Both men then mutually decided to leave the beach to continue the altercation which developed into a physical fight,” police said in a statement.
“Our main concern is Carnell’s health and well-being,” a Rutgers Football spokesperson told Ahmad Austin of The Press of Atlantic City on Tuesday. “He is home with his family and continues to make progress in his recovery. We look forward to getting him back on campus soon.”
An ambulance responded to a report that a man fell and suffered a “split lip,” police said. Davis was treated at the scene and initially refused to be taken to a hospital, but was later admitted to AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center.
Per TMZ Sports, police have charged 26-year-old Alexander Denafo with simple assault. He is due in court on July 26th.
Davis, a 3-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting class, committed to Rutgers in Feb. 2020 and formally enrolled at the school in January.