Marshall Running Back Arrested For Punching Two Gay Men
Makes absolutely NO sense…
Marshall University indefinitely suspended running back Steward Butler early Wednesday afternoon, hours after his arrest in connection with the beating of two homosexual men.
Butler, 23, originally of Florida, stands charged with two counts misdemeanor battery. He turned himself in Wednesday morning to the Huntington Police Department and declined comment afterwards when questioned by reporters at arraignment.
The charges stem from the April 5 beating of two men, moments after they kissed at 5th Avenue and 9th Street in Huntington.
Gary C. White, interim president of Marshall University, vowed a swift and appropriate response within the institution’s student conduct system and student rights and responsibilities code.
“The entire university community is shocked and disappointed to learn the details surrounding the alleged actions,” White said in a prepared release. “The type of violent, bigoted behavior reported to have been perpetrated by this student is not tolerated at Marshall University. Period. This is an extremely serious matter.”
Cabell County Magistrate Darrell Black released Butler on a $10,000, personal recognizance bond. He appeared and left with local defense attorney Rich Weston.
Hate is bad. Crime is bad. Hate crimes are even worse. These men kissing wasn’t affecting this young man’s life in any way, shape, or form. Now he’s thrown his potentially successful life away for not minding his own damn business. SMH.
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