Public brawl ends in the arrest of three Texan basketball players

Bethany Brooks / Sports Editor

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Three Tarleton State University Texan basketball players were arrested in the early hours of Sunday, Sept. 8. The three were arrested for fighting on Washington Street in the parking lot between Sonic and Anotonio’s.

Emmanuel Andrews, 22, Damion Earl Clemons, 20, and Cameron Earl Lenzy, 20, were taken into custody by the Stephenville police and transported to the Erath County Jail.

Lenzy and Clemons are two returning Texans who both started in more than 18 games as true freshmen. Andrews is a transfer from Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. News about their spot on the team for this coming season has not been released, yet.

“I am still investigating the situation that took place and once this matter has been thoroughly looked into, I will take the appropriate disciplinary actions. I take all situations like this very seriously. Players know my expectations of them and they are aware that I will not tolerate behavior of this nature,” said Lonn Reisman, Tarleton Athletic Director and head men’s basketball coach.

Others arrested for the fight were several Cisco Junior College students. Keith Ray Bryant, 18, Quinton LaRay Grant, 18, Johnathan Von-Eric Hunt, 18, and Deon Ray Price, 19, were taken into custody as well.

The officer on patrol noticed the large crowd of more than 100 people and quickly called for back up. All suspects were taken into custody a little after 1 a.m. and released once a $350 fine was paid.

“We hold our student-athletes to a very high standard at Tarleton State,” continued Reisman. “These student-athletes are visible to not only people on campus, but to the community as well. They are role models and actions like this are very disappointing to me.”