Crime & Courts

Davidson quarterback charged with assault, suspended

The starting quarterback at Davidson College was arrested Sunday after an on-campus fight with another student and suspended from the football team, college and law enforcement officials said.

John “J.P.” Douglas was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to Mecklenburg County jail records. Douglas, 21, of Roswell, Ga., was released Sunday afternoon on $5,000 bond, records show.

Davidson College officials did not identify the other student involved but said in a news release that two students had been involved in a fight at their on-campus apartment. Douglas was arrested, according to the school.

Douglas, a senior, has thrown for 11 touchdowns and rushed for four more, according to Davidson College football statistics. The team has a 1-7 record.

The student involved in the fight with Douglas required medical attention, but neither student’s injuries were life-threatening, the college said in a statement. Two knives were recovered from the apartment after the fight.

“As a result of his arrest, (Douglas) has been suspended from the team until further notice,” Davidson College said in a statement. “In addition to the criminal process, the college is reviewing whether to take further disciplinary action upon investigation of the incident.”

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