Assault and inconsistency at Pitt
|Player||Importance to Team||Official Response to Assault Charge|
|Ray Graham||Leading rusher on team||Allowed to play|
|Devin Street||Leading receiver||Allowed to play|
|Lafayette Pitts||Leading kick returner||Allowed to play|
|Stephen Williams||Redshirt freshman DB||Kicked off team|
When Graham, Street, and Pitts were charged with assault, Coach Paul Chryst said, "We take matters of player discipline very seriously and will continue to cooperate with any investigation. 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."
When Williams was charged with assault, Coach Chryst kicked him off the team.
I wonder why Graham, Street, and Pitts were granted such lenient treatment?