According to a report by WKYT (Lexington, KY), a criminal charge was filed on Tuesday against Morehead State head coach Sean Woods in an Indiana court. Woods, who was suspended by the university back on November 22nd, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of battery resulting in bodily harm. The charge stems from an incident that happened when Morehead State was playing on the road at the University of Evansville. The WKYT report states that:
“Two Morehead players told an Morehead State University police officer that they had been assaulted during the game by Woods. That officer then contacted Evansville police. According to court documents, Malik Maitland told police that Woods backhanded him in the chest during halftime, causing pain. Soufiyane Diakte told police Woods shoved him twice during the game – once during a timeout and and once in the locker room.”
Assistant coach Preston Spradlin will continue to serve as the interim head coach during Woods suspension. The Eagles are now in the midst of a six game losing streak. More on this story as it develops.