ULM Player Suspended For Allegedly Spitting In Face Of Grambling Player
ULM defensive end Kerry Starks will not be with his teammates this Saturday in Tallahassee when the Warhawks take on the Seminoles, as he's been suspended for 1 game, according to Aaron Dietrich and Matthew Segura of knoe.com.
His suspension is the result of allegedly spitting in the face of Grambling tight end Kalif Jackson in Saturday's game.
Jackson took to twitter to share his frustration with the officials not penalizing Jackson both for the spit, and for an alleged punch. He also included video of the acts.
Warhawks head coach Matt Viator spoke today at his weekly press conference, noting that players who engage in such actions must face consequences.
For Starks, the consequence is practicing with the scout team for a week and not going to Florida State.
I'm not a coach. I'm not a player. But, if I ever spit in someone's face at my line of work, I'd be looking for a new job.
Starks was suspended from the team earlier this calendar year after being arrested for charges of domestic abuse battery in which he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the throat and dragged her out of a Monroe nightclub by her hair. He then allegedly punched through her car window when she attempted to drive away.
Starks pleaded not guilty in the charge, and awaits an October court hearing on the matter.