This is definitely not what team and camaraderie are all about!
This is shocking and sad, as The Commercial Appeal is reporting that Memphis wide receiver Jae’Lon Oglesby and cornerback Kam Prewitt have been indefinitely suspended from the football program following an alleged on-campus altercation Tuesday between the two that may have led to several gunshots being bust off at Oglesby’s car later that night.
“I will make no further comments on this matter while it remains under investigation,” coach Mike Norvell said in a statement announcing the suspensions.
Oglesby told police that he was sitting in his apartment in the 600 block of Patterson Street at around 10 p.m. Tuesday when he heard several gunshots outside. He noticed bullet holes in two windows and both of the passenger-side doors of his Nissan Altima, as well as bullet damage to the roof of the car. While he did not see who fired the shots, Oglesby told police that he had a physical altercation with Prewitt earlier in the day.
“We are aware of the incident involving two student-athletes on the University of Memphis campus yesterday and are cooperating fully with the investigation,” athletic director Tom Bowen said in a statement Wednesday morning. “All student-athletes are subject to the University of Memphis Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, as well as University and athletic department policies.
“In addition, we are monitoring a second situation involving shots fired at a student-athlete’s parked vehicle at an off-campus location. We have offered our full support to the local authorities investigating that incident.”
Oglesby, a sophomore, had 20 catches for 167 yards and a touchdown last season. Prewitt, a redshirt freshman, has yet to appear in a game at Memphis. He was previously suspended for another incident as well.