Two Portland State basketball players spending their spring break in Mexico are in deep trouble, after allegedly attacking a 23-year-old man and sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
(L: Jeremiah Dominguez, R: Scott Morrison)
FAN IQ sends along a report from the PORTLAND OREGONIAN that Vikings guard Jeremiah Dominguez and center Scott Morrison were arrested and jailed in Cabo San Lucas last weekend, charged with brutally beating tour worker Kyle Meagher of Lansing, Michigan. And the injuries were very graphic:
“You couldn’t do damage like this with a baseball bat — it’s worse,” said Alejandro Rojas, general manager of Balboa World Class Clinic, the hospital where a cabdriver took Meagher afterward. Rojas said that it was unclear what beyond fists may have been used in the attack but that upon arriving, the 6-foot, 170-pound Meagher’s lower jaw was broken in several places. He was choking on blood from severe internal bleeding.
During the over three-hour long surgery, doctors had to place eight screws and two titanium plates in Meagher’s jaw. Doctors also warned that Meagher could not eat any solid foods for at least a month, saying all his meals will have to be “blended.”
The Oregonian follows up that Dominguez & Morrison were released from custody Tuesday night after an agreement was reached between the victim and the players’ attorney. However, both PSU players could be facing further legal troubles when they return to the U.S.
So, what caused these players to supposedly commit such a disturbingly violent act?
The attack allegedly occurred hours after Meagher (pronounced MAH-her) turned Morrison and Dominguez away from a VIP room he was overseeing as part of his work with a company called Horizon Tours.
Almost killing a guy, just because he was doing his job & wouldn’t let you into a bar? WTF?
Sadder still, Dominguez had been named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Year this season after leading the Vikings to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. In addition, Morrison was named the Big Sky’s defensive player of the year.
Upon receiving his award, Dominguez had said, “I kind of lead the way, leading by example.”
Pretty sh*tty example he’s leading there.