Tuesday, June 11, 2013

NDSU Travis Beck suspended from Bison Football team after Felonious assault outside Fargo Bar

Ruh-roh! This isn’t going to end well for the NDSU Football team. This incident is going to be hard for NDSU to spin in a favorable way. This isn’t a minor in consumption or a voter fraud charge.

NDSU Linebacker Travis Beck (Munich, ND) the 2012 NCAA FCS Championship Game Most Valuable Players has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with felony aggravated assault. It will be interesting to see if Beck is on the team when the Bison take the field against Kansas State, in Manhattan, Kansas on August 30, 2013.
Jeff Kolpack, INFORUM – A standout North Dakota State University football player was charged Monday with felony aggravated assault, accused of beating a man unconscious in a downtown Fargo street after the bars let out early Sunday.

Travis Beck, 21, is accused of striking 24-year-old Matthew Aanenson several times, knocking him unconscious in the 600 block of NP Avenue, according to a Fargo police report.

Fargo police Deputy Chief Pat Claus said Aanenson was taken by ambulance to Sanford Medical Center with unknown injuries to his head. A Sanford spokesperson said Aanenson was not a patient there as of Monday afternoon.

Beck faces a Class C felony charge of aggravated assault, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and $5,000 in fines. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

Beck was suspended from the team pending further information, head coach Craig Bohl said in a Monday written statement:

“Due to the serious nature of the charge of violence, Travis Beck will go through the university judicial process as a student, and as an athlete will be suspended indefinitely from team activities pending further information. Bison football has a zero tolerance for acts of violence.”
So, do you think Beck is kicked off the Bison football team? Is this something that media will let die? Since Beck is a top defensive player for the Bison, will Coach Bohl put winning in front of ethics and what’s right?.