Rhode Island Football Players Arrested After Beating Chi Phi Brothers Senseless

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Two University of Rhode Island football players were arrested early Sunday morning after a confrontation at the Chi Phi house sent multiple fraternity brothers to the emergency room. Barrett Lyons and Michael LeBlanc are currently facing misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges that could be upgraded to felonies pending the outcome of their investigation. Six Chi Phis suffered several injuries as a result of the conflict, ranging from broken noses, arms, and jaws, to severe lacerations. Three brothers, who must have taken the brunt of the damages, were transported to South County Hospital.

LeBlanc has since been dismissed from the team and Lyons was put on indefinite suspension. Five other football players are also under investigation by the team and university regarding the incident. What led to the brawl is still unclear.

Call it a hunch, but I think I cracked the case on how this came about:


[via WPRI]

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Dan Regester

Dan Regester @Dan_Regester is a Senior Writer and Video Guy for Grandex Media. Delco trash. UCF alum. Famous FIJI on Wikipedia. Bit of a gambling problem. Advocate of shipping the homeless to Mars. Email tips to

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