Pennsylvania college football player accused of stabbing teammate with corkscrew in dorm fight

Pennsylvania college football player is charged with stabbing a teammate with a corkscrew during a fight at a dormitory.

Albright College freshman Marquis Stewart, 18, of Bethlehem, was arrested after the stabbing early Sunday in Crowell Hall, reports the Reading Eagle.

Stewart is jailed on attempted homicide and other charges.

The victim was another freshman football player, 18-year-old Dhameer Madison, of New Castle, Delaware. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

According to the police account, the bad blood between the two young men started after an earlier confrontation. It was not clear what spurred the initial confrontation.

Police say Madison punched Stewart, who then grabbed a multi-tool device and used the corkscrew portion to stab Madison three times in the left rib cage.

Other students managed to break up the fight and wrestle Stewart to the ground. When the weapon fell to the ground, a student snatched it and later gave it to police.

Albright spokesman Tom Durso said Stewart has been suspended.

‘We are deeply concerned anytime an incident such as last night’s occurs,’ Durso said. ‘While each student is responsible for his or her own actions, we will continue to work diligently as a community to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and to ensure that the campus remains as safe a place as possible for our students to study, live, learn, and work in.’

Online court records don’t list an attorney for him.

Stewart was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, attempted homicide and other offenses.

He was placed in Berks County Prison in lieu of $400,000 bail.

Source: The DailyMail

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