Report: Western Kentucky football players under investigation for frat house attack

By Michael Dixon
Nov 21, 2015; Auburn, AL, USA; General view of a football with the College Football Playoff logo prior to the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Idaho Vandals at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

At least four presently unnamed members of the Western Kentucky football team are under investigation for a brutal attack at the Pike Fraternity House. Two men were attacked with one going to the hospital.

“According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, an alumni member of the Pike house was initially called to the scene by a current member who told him “several football players were outside” looking to fight,” a TMZ Sports report said. “The alum says he confronted the men to get them to leave — but instead, one of the guys tackled him into a fence and began beating him. A Pike member says he tried to break things up and was also attacked. The alum says he went to the E.R. for his injuries.”

Presently, no arrests have been made. But the police have questioned suspects and have even found a possible motive.

“Cops were then called … and tracked down one of the football players who admitted he and his teammates went to the Pike house to retaliate after someone got jumped at a Pike party the night before,” the report also said. “Cops say one of the victims claims several of the suspects were carrying guns. At least one suspect allegedly had a box cutter knife.”

Of course, this is a relatively fresh incident and a lot more can potentially come out. But if these allegations are true, it’s a terrible look for everyone involved. In fact, with weapons allegedly involved, the damage could have potentially been much worse.

The Hilltoppers finished the 2016 season with an 11-3 record, won the Conference USA Championship, and defeated Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl.