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Friday November 15th, 2013

Winston State State QB Rudy Johnson avoids a tackle. iPhotos by Garrett Garms, WSSU Photography) Winston Salem QB Rudy Johnson has 22 touchdown passes this season.  (Photo by Garrett Garms/WSSU Photography)

The starting quarterback for Winston-Salem State University was beaten up by five Virginia State football players during a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football banquet Friday afternoon, reports John Dell of the Winston-Salem Journal.

According to report, Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson was beaten in a bathroom at an event associated with the CIAA championship game between WSSU and Virginia State.

The game scheduled between Virginia State and Winston Salem State for the CIAA championship has been canceled and one person has been arrested in the incident.

“We don’t know a lot of what happened but we do know our starting quarterback, Rudy Johnson, was beaten up,” said Chancellor Donald Reaves of WSSU, “and he didn’t beat himself up.”
Johnson is 9-0 as a starter this season and will likely not play in Saturday’s championship game. The 6-2 junior from San Diego has thrown for 2,076 yards and 22 touchdowns this season.

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