=== Three Pitt football players charged with simple assault ===
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Three Pittsburgh football players have been
charged with simple assault and conspiracy, according to a report in the
Karl Olshenski told police he and two friends were walking down the street
around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 21 when running back Raymond Graham, wide receiver
Devin Street and defensive back Lafayette Pitts surrounded them before Street
struck him in the left side of the head.
All three players have been charged by a summons through the mail after they
were identified in a photo array and are scheduled to appear in court on Jan.
Graham is the Panthers' leading rusher with 622 yards and seven touchdowns on
134 carries, while Street is the team's leading receiver with 695 yards and
four scores on 50 receptions. Pitts is Pittsburgh's primary kick returner.
"We take matters of player discipline very seriously and will continue to
cooperate with any investigation," the school said in a statement. "However,
we will not, and hope others will not, rush to judgment on these misdemeanor
allegations. All three players will remain active members of our program while
we gain more clarity on this situation."
The 4-4 Panthers will face off against 8-0 Notre Dame on Saturday.
11/02 12:19:25 ET