Two Temple Football Players Suspended After Assault Allegations

Two Temple Football players have turned themselves in to authorities to face assault charges.

Philadelphia Police say that 20-year old Dion Dawkins and 20-year old Hasson Reddick attacked an unidentified Temple student at a party at Club 1800 in Northern Liberties on Jan. 17th.

The 21-year old complainant says he witnessed his friend being beat up by members of the Temple football team outside the club at approximately 1:30 AM. The complainant said he was trying to pull his friend away from the fight when he was kicked in the eye by a member of the team. Dawkins was allegedly holding him back and then he and Dawkins began to fight and several others joined in as well.

The victim suffered a broken orbital bone and a concussion, a representative for the family said. He was taken to Willis Eye Hospital for treatment and then was transferred to Jefferson Hospital. The Temple senior medically withdrew from the university, but hopes to resume his classes in the fall.

Both Dawkins and Reddick are awaiting arraignment. Meanwhile, university officials are reacting:

Temple University is aware of allegations of improper conduct by two of its student-athletes at an off-campus location in January. The university has, and will continue, to fully cooperate with the Philadelphia Police Department in its investigation and will take appropriate actions outlined in the Student Conduct Code. The two students have been suspended from football team activities pending further investigation.

Dawkins and Reddick face a number of charges including simple assault, criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, and recklessly endangering another person.

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