|Lamont Britt plead guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State QB Rudy Johnson.|
Virginia State running back Lamont Britt guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State Rudy Johnson on Tuesday. The infamous fight led to the cancellation of the CIAA Football Championship.
Britt pleaded guilty to a charge of simple assault.
He was charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury, but the prosecutor, Jennifer Martin, said “the statutory elements for assault inflicting serious injury have not been met.”
District Court Judge Denise Hartsfield sentenced Britt to 45 days in jail, suspended for one year; probation for a year, and imposed the condition that he complete or be in the process of completing his education. Hartsfield also ordered Britt to cooperate with any continued investigations.
Britt's sentencing comes six months to the day that the fight took place at an athletic banquet in Winston-Salem, the day before VSU and Winston-Salem State were to meet in the CIAA Championship Game.
Virginia State football player Lamont Britt pleads guilty to assaulting WSSU QB. Receives one year probation. pic.twitter.com/iJdgUo2WoPThe story made headlines around the country and Britt's name became infamous over night, as he was named Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person In Sports" that night. VSU was later ruled ineligible for postseason play by the conference.
— Joe McCloskey (@Joe_Fox8Winston) April 15, 2014
Britt was suspended from the team following the fight. He rushed for 276 yards and one touchdown in 2013.