Charges sent to football star

According to a University Police report, wide receiver Jackie Chambers was involved in a physical altercation in his Holly Apartment Tuesday night.

The altercation was with non-USF student, 27-year-old Cedel Thomassin.UP has sent affray charges against both individuals to the State Attorney’s Office. The State Attorney’s Office will decide whether to actually pursue the charges on the men. According to Sgt. Bob Finch, one of three UP officers on the scene, affray, which is another way of saying involved in a fight in public, is a misdemeanor offense.

Chambers was referred to Student Affairs, which will decide how and or if the University will punish him.

According to the report, a window was broken during the altercation, and as a result, Thomassin received injuries and was taken to the University Community Hospital.

“We were told (Thomassin) was banging on the window,” Finch said. “But I’m not sure whether that happened or whether he was bumped against it. But all we know is that he broke the window, and during that time his arm was cut.”

According to Finch, Thomassin had been staying with Chambers and his roommates. Finch said that Chambers had become unhappy with the condition of the apartment.

Coach Jim Leavitt could not be reached for comment.

Athletic Director Doug Woolard declined to comment.

Chambers, 21, a sophomore from Miami, was third on the team in receiving with 21 catches for 290 yards and returned 32 punts for 370 yards.

No prior record or convictions could be found on Chambers or Thomassin.