Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and two of his teammates were jumped while attending a concert on Spring Break in Panama City, Florida.
Dr. Saturday of Yahoo Sports via Twitter:
Michael Bonner, the Mississippi State beat reporter for The Clarion-Ledger, got some details from Prescott’s family and wrote:
Dak Prescott is recovering from lacerations to his face after a group of men attacked the Mississippi State quarterback and his teammates during a trip on spring break, Prescott’s family told the Clarion-Ledger. The injuries the senior sustained are not serious and the group is returning home after the incident, the family said.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Prescott Was With Torrey Dale & Damian Williams at a Waka Flocka Concert When They Were Jumped
The three were at a Waka Flocka concert when they were jumped by a group of men.
2. Mississippi State Said the Assault Was Unprovoked
Mississippi State assistant AD for media relations Bill Martin said the assault was unprovoked.
Williams took to Twitter to vent his frustration over the attack. In a tweet that has since been deleted, he wrote:
We got jumped for no reason, It’s sad we can’t go anywhere without being attacked by people.
3. The Injuries Were Not Serious
The video shows Prescott taking a few shots, and while he had a few lacerations, none of the injuries were serious.
According to a witness, Williams had a bloody mouth, but neither he nor Dale were seriously injured.
Prescott himself tweeted that he is OK:
4. A Group of Men Bragged About Attacking Prescott on Twitter
Bonner tweeted a photo of some men who were allegedly bragging about beating up some Mississippi State football players. Prescott confirmed they are the alleged assailants.
The tweet has been removed and the user has locked the account.
No arrests have been made and the players have said they don’t plan on pressing charges.
5. Prescott Was an Early-Season Heisman Hopeful
Prescott was the Heisman front-runner, leading the Bulldogs to a 9-0 start and a No. 1 ranking. But MSU fell apart and so did Prescott’s Heisman dreams.
The junior finished the season with 3,449 passing yards with 27 touchdowns and another 14 scores and 986 yards on the ground.
The Bulldogs finished the season 10-3.