VOL. 129 | NO. 127 | Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Tigers’ Woodson Involved in Fight With Football Player
By Don Wade
Dominic Woodson’s troubles continue.
The sophomore forward on the University of Memphis basketball team was involved in an altercation with a Tigers football player on Monday; the two players were arguing over a female, a source told The Daily News.
Memphis Roar reported the football player involved was redshirt freshman running back Robert Davis and that Davis and Woodson argued during a study hall.
Memphis basketball coach Josh Pastner suspended Woodson during the season for failing to control his language and Woodson did not travel with the team for a time. Pastner disciplined him again toward the end of the season, but did not offer details.
Athletics director Tom Bowen said in a statement: “I am working with both head coaches (Pastner and football coach Justin Fuente) to assess the entire situation, and to deal with the two student-athletes involved accordingly. I expect all of our student-athletes to conduct their behavior in an appropriate and mature manner. We will not comment further on this incident.”
Woodson, who is from Round Rock, Texas, averaged 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds during his freshman season. Despite limited playing time, “Big Dom” became a crowd favorite at FedExForum for his surprising athletic ability and demonstrative nature.
Pastner has said on more than one occasion that Woodson was having to making a huge transition from his past social environment to being part of the Tigers basketball team and a student at U of M.