Three Pitt football players charged with assault

Friday November 2nd, 2012

Pittsburgh's leading rusher Ray Graham and two other teammates were charged with assault on Thursday. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Three University of Pittsburgh football players were charged with assault after police say the players surrounded a man and punched him, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Running back Ray Graham, 22, of Elizabeth, N.J., wide receiver Devin Street, 21, of Bethlehem, Pa., and defensive back Lafayette Pitts, 20, of East Pittsburgh, were not arrested but will receive summonses by mail telling them to report to court Jan. 9 for a preliminary hearing.

In an interview with police, Mr. Olsheski said he was walking in Oakland with two women when Mr. Graham stopped him, said, "What's up?" and uttered a racial slur. Mr. Olsheski said that he replied "nothing" and tried to leave but Mr. Graham, Mr. Street and Mr. Pitts surrounded him and then Mr. Street slugged him on the left side of the head, according to the criminal complaint.

Graham is the team's leading rusher with 622 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. Street leads Pittsburgh in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.  Graham and Street have accounted for almost 40 percent of Pittsburgh's offensive touchdowns in 2012.

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