Report: Badgers RB cited on two counts of disorderly conduct
Two weeks ago, Wisconsin announced that Corey Clement sustained a hand injury while trying to break up an altercation outside of his apartment complex.
According to a report, Clement did more than try to stop the fight.
WKOW Madison reported that the Wisconsin tailback was cited on two counts of disorderly conduct for his role in the Nov. 8 incident. According to WKOW, “Madison Police said the story of Clement defending himself was not reflected in the video footage they obtained in the investigation.”
According to Madison.com, Clement was the one who threw the first punch. The Madison.com report went on to say that “an escalating series of hostile exchanges between Clement and the group of seven to eight Asian-American men included what police described as Clement’s repeated use of ‘derogatory and sexually explicit language’ toward the girlfriend of one of the two Asian men cited.”
The Badgers claimed that Clement was “assaulted” after getting involved in the altercation.
Clement returned to the lineup on Saturday against Northwestern after he didn’t travel with the team to Maryland because of soreness from his sports hernia surgery.
The team released the following statement on Clement:
“We were informed yesterday by Madison Police that Corey Clement was cited for two counts of disorderly conduct for his role in an incident on Nov. 8. When we first became aware of this incident, we knew this was a possibility.
We released a statement regarding Corey’s involvement in the incident on Nov. 12 in response to false information that was circulating. That statement was based off of information that we had at that time.
With the release of the full police report today, further details on the incident have come to light. Any disciplinary measures taken by UW head coach Paul Chryst relating to this incident are undetermined at this time and will be handled internally.”